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DESTILADORA DE AGAVE AZUL, S.A. de C.V., a 100% Mexican company, established in the town of San Juanito de Escobedo, located 80 km from Guadalajara, in the western center of the State of Jalisco.
Our history rich in tradition begins with Don Anselmo García, a visionary merchant who for many years traveled the Tequila route offering his handicrafts made from Tule (hats, “Chinas para el agua”, “petates” among others) and it was on those tours that he knows the aguardiente drink (nowadays known tequila) and is interested in its artisanal elaboration process.
This is how when observing the natural growth characteristics of agave plantations (at that time known maguey) he decides to take the plant to the town of San Juanito de Escobedo and that is how in 1930 he gave rise to the tavern to make such drink.
The tavern became a meeting point for the townspeople who enjoyed the artisanal drink in the company of their friends and family.
Until the fifties, this property belonged to the Garcia family. However, in 1964 the tavern changes of course and owners, who continued to make Tequila without much success, leaving the tavern years later forgotten.
In 1996, a group of businessmen decided to restore the distiller and that's when “DESTILADORA DE AGAVE AZUL, S.A. of C.V.” is founded.
When it was put up for sale in 2005 and after learning about the history of the place belonging to his great-grandfather Don Anselmo García, Mr. Jose de Jesús García García is the one who decides to start again the tradition of making a high quality tequila, positioning it both in the national and international market.
Nutrition is done with organic fertilizers eloborated by ourselves in the company compostas san Juanito S.A. de C.V. which from which composta (humus), lixiviated, biofertilizing, sulfocalcical and guano supplies are obtained. These products give us the quality that is required by weight and sugars while we reduce costs as they are low cost products, improving soil and environment because they do not contaminate us.
The agave plant (tequilana weber variedad azul) begins its cultivation process with small agave plants, that are separate from a mother plant and grow until they reach full maturity between 5 to 7 years. During this time cultivation work is carried out, clean of weeds and care so that it is not attacked by pests or diseases
Once the plant has matured and reached its optimum level of sugars, it can be cropped, meaning the leaves are cut and the pineapple or heart is extracted from it.
Pinas or agave hearts are cut and carefully placed by hand in ovens to slowly cook for up to 36 to 40 hours in our stone / mamposteo ovens or 12 hours in our autoclave ovens. As the doors are sealed, steam is injected into the ovens to slowly cook the agaves to turn the starches into sugars. Once the agaves are cooked, they are left to cool down for another 24 hours before being removed for the next step in the process, crushing.
At this stage, cooked agaves are passed through mills, where the juice and sugars are extracted from the agave. To facilitate such extraction and avoid loss of sugars in the fiber, pressurized water is injected directly into the fiber.
The juice and its sugars are collected in vats, where with the help of yeasts and nutrients they become alcohol thanks to the fermentation process, which lasts approximately 48 to 72 hours.
The fermented juice is distilled 2 times using stainless steel stills.
The first distillation (destruction) a liquid called "ordinary tequila" is obtained.
The second distillation (rectification) allows raising the alcoholic strength and obtaining a product called Tequila.
The Tequila obtained is deposited in white oak barrels to obtain the desired maturation, depending on how long the Tequila is in the barrel can be called Reposado, Añejo or Extra Añejo.
Cantaros de Miel
Cantaros de Miel
Hilarion Romero Gil Nº 1033, Alcalde Barranquitas, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Tel: 33 1199 0002 y 33 1199 3661
Cuauhtémoc 1000 Col. Vista Hermosa, San Juanito de Escobedo, Jal.46560 México