Tequila is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Our range of tequilas is from the Fonseca family (Don Fulano) that has been agave farming for five generations. They are one of only two producers to offer 1OO% estate grown and bottled tequila. The agave uses a dual distillation process comprised of a double column still and a traditional copper pot still.
Don Fulano was founded in 2000 by Sergio Mendoza and Enrique Fonseca. It’s made at La Tequilena NOM1146
History of Tequila
Tequila is a type of alcohol made from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the region surrounding the city of Tequila, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. The production of tequila has a long and rich history, dating back hundreds of years to the indigenous people of Mexico, who fermented and distilled the sap from the agave plant to make a type of alcoholic beverage.
The modern production of tequila as we know it today began in the 16th century, when Spanish conquistadors introduced European distillation techniques to the region. Over the centuries, tequila has become an important part of Mexican culture and is now enjoyed all over the world as a popular spirit.
Tequila can only legally be called "tequila" if it is made from a specific type of agave plant, known as Agave Azul or Agave Tequilana Weber, and if it is produced in certain regions of Mexico, according to strict guidelines set by the Mexican government. The process of producing tequila involves harvesting the agave plant, cooking the core or "piña" of the plant, mashing it to extract the juice, fermenting the juice, and distilling it to create the final product.
Today, tequila is enjoyed in a variety of cocktails and is often used as a base for margaritas, as well as being sipped neat or on the rocks. Whether you are a fan of tequila or not, its history and cultural significance make it a fascinating and unique spirit.