Casa San Matías has launched its newest tequila, San Matías Tahona, in the United States.
Tahona is made from 100 percent Weber Blue agave, and is Casa San Matías’ first tequila produced using a traditional centuries-old process called the tahona method, the company says.
Once the blue agave is harvested from the Jalisco highlands, the heart of the agave (piñas) are slowly cooked in brick ovens and then crushed by the original tahona Basalt stone that Casa San Matías used more than 100 years ago. This ancient tahona-method is used to extract the agave juices and retain the flavors. The juice is then fermented in pine wood vats, distilled twice in copper pot stills, bottled and hand-labeled.
This process creates a complex and distinct tequila, characterized by its earthy, vegetal flavors and aromas, the company reports. Tahona is available in select markets at a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Additional markets will be added through 2017.
The Sazerac Company is the sole importer for the tequila in the U.S.