El Tesoro Reposado Tequila
2017 San Francisco World Spirits Gold Medal Winner
This straw-colored tequila presents aromas of smoky oak with hints of fruit, vanilla and dill. On the palate, there is a robust blend of oak and agave with smoke and pepper.
Don Felipe Camarena founded La Alteña distillery over 80 years ago. However, he created more than just a distillery and a tequila, he built a family. Our family puts heart into our work and uses skills that have been passed down through generations. We are proud of the tequila we make, because it is a true reflection of our community.
?El Tesoro is a celebration of our most precious asset: our blue weber agave. The agave we use to make our tequila is grown on the Camarena estate in the highlands of Jalisco, where the mineral-rich red soil plants a more rounded, fruity and floral flavor. We capture this flavor immediately as it comes off the still and bottle it in our Blanco tequila. We carefully age our Reposado and Añejo tequilas in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, which impart rich notes of oak and vanilla, enhancing the agave flavor without masking it.
Tequila Reposado refers to Tequilas that have been ‘rested’, or aged, in oak barrels for a minimum of two months but not more than one year. Depending on the specific flavors a tequilero wishes to impart on the spirit, a variety of different barrels may be used, from Brandy and Bourbon, to Wine and Sherry. The time spent on the wood allows Reposado Tequilas to mellow as they age, softening and rounding powerful flavor components brought by the agave and marrying them to subtle notes of caramel and vanilla brought by the barrel itself.