Our family’s venture into creating organic tequila began as a family project, and we never would have imagined the journey that has ensued. Much like the story of The Alchemist, our own story has come full circle from our family ranch in Los Altos de Jalisco, to the United States, and back time and time again in search of a better life for our family and our community.
We planted our first crop of blue Tequilana Weber agaves in 1993 with the help of our local foreman, Luis Guzman. He has been instrumental in our journey to create Tequila Alquimia, and we couldn’t have done it without him. Together, with his help on the ground, we were not only able to grow agave in our area of Jalisco after all, but we successfully grew some of the healthiest agaves many tequila experts had ever seen. Our agaves exceeded the average weight and sugar content of normal crops, and agave buyers from all around Mexico traveled to see what we had created. When we realized our organic protocol was truly innovative and could help other grows produce high quality crops in an environmentally-friendly way, we began to share our process with others.
We decided to create our own tequila brand to honor our family legacy and demonstrate that a high quality product could be produced with environmentally-friendly, sustainable methods. Without the use of toxic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or any other artificial substances, our plants were healthier and able to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. Starting with such high quality agave allowed us to create an organic protocol for the production of our tequila that is pure and true to the tradition of creating authentic tequila.
For each of our other expressions of tequila, we use American white oak barrels to age the tequila for different amounts of time to create each expression. Our Reposado is aged for 6 months in the barrels, while our Añejo is aged for just under 3 years. Our Extra Añejo Reserva de Don Adolfo is aged for 6 years, and our next expression has aged for over 12 years. Each expression is distinct in its flavor profile because of the amount of time it spends aging in the oak barrels. We add no flavors or coloring to the different expressions to create their unique flavors, in order to maintain a high quality product that reflects the care of our organic methods and all natural process to produce each of our exceptional tequilas.
Our tequilas are all USDA certified 100% organic, which is important to recognize because not all organic tequilas are created the same way. Our inspection is awarded the highest ratings in the certification because we not only utilize organic methods and ingredients, but we also compost our green matter as much as possible after each harvest.
- Made In:Arandas, Jalisco