Fortaleza Tequila

Tequila Fortaleza is made the way tequila was made 150 years ago. Our use of old-world machinery and processes creates a very unique tequila experience.

As if stepping into a time machine, Fortaleza shows you what tequila tasted like before processes were sped up in the name of “efficiency.” We take our time, produce only in small batches, and are proud of what we do.

With a small brick oven, a tahona pit, a few wood fermentation vats, and 2 small copper pot stills, our family produced tequila here until 1968. Because the distillery was not “efficient enough”, and did not produce much tequila, we shut her down and converted her into a museum to show how tequila was made in the “old days”.

After several years of renovations and hard work, Don Guillermo got Destileria La Fortaleza up and running again, making tequila in the same way it was made over 100 years ago – with a small brick oven to cook the agave, a tahona to squeeze the juices out of the agave, wood tanks for fermentation, and the 2 original copper pots for distillation.

Our goal is to make the best tequila that we can, and to this day, we have not changed a single thing.

While our family had always pushed the tequila industry forward, we are looking back. Using traditional and artisanal methods, our goal is to make the best tequila we can. By doing so we honor our great-great grandfather, great grandfather, and grandfather.

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