St. Louis-based Luxco today announced the completion of a new tequila distillery in Mexico.
The distillery, DGL Destiladores (Destiladora González Luxco), is located just outside the city of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco. DGL continues the decades-old partnership in making tequila between the Lux and González families, the company says.
Construction on the eight-acre (3.5 hectare) facility is expected to be completed soon with distillation planned for mid-summer. The new distillery will use the same methodology to produce 100%-agave tequila as the family’s Destiladora González González (DGG) has been using for more than 150 years.
Alfonso Dominguez Zamudio, who has previously worked at DGG, will be the distillery manager, working under master distiller Rodolfo González.
“Luxco has seen incredible growth in our tequila portfolio, especially in the Exotico and El Mayor brands, and this new distillery will allow us to further expand our production and enhance the brands,” says Donn Lux, Luxco Chairman and CEO.
DGL will employ approximately 35 employees once fully operational and will have the cooking capacity for 60 tons of agave in pot stills. Luxco and the González family will continue to work together to grow and source the Weber Blue Agave the González family has been growing for three generations and used to produce El Mayor and Exotico tequilas, the company says.