To ensure unadulterated authentic taste, we produce our Arrogante Blanco in small batches and bottle it fresh from the still. As a result, Blanco is bursting with peppery aromas of freshly baked agave and intense, clean, herbaceous flavors. We recommend enjoying Arrogante Blanco served in a whiskey glass over a large chunk of ice. Swirl it gently and you will be surprised by the complexity of taste and smell when tequila opens and develops in a glass. Arrogante Blanco is also great in cocktails.">
Through its highly fragrant quality we can detect the primary, natural aromas of the agave plant. In its secondary aromas we find lightly fruity notes of vanilla and almond. The strong tertiary aromas are of fresh earth and the wood used in its firing.
The liquid’s medium density contains a touch of smokiness, which reaffirms its artisanal production. It is the purest form of experiencing a great and authentic mezcal.">
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Native highlander and master distiller Enrique Fonseca employees unique technique with Purasangre, distilling earthy Atotonilco El Alto agave first in stainless steel alembic pot stills followed by a second distillation in copper pots. The tequila is both rich and balanced, with a distinctive agave flavor inherent of Atotonilco’s 5,200’elevation. In keeping with Casa Xalixco’s house preference, the Reposado and Añejo varieties are barreled in French oak casks.">
The distilling process is, like with all mezcal arts, the most important step after selection of the hearts. Sacrificio is first distilled in steel where it concentrates before being distilled a second time in copper to refine and polish the emerging mezcal. Aging, like any good recipe, improves the result.
After aging however, we are only left with time, and the oxygen that slowly permeates through, to leave us with a delicate, refined and tuned product that does not require more toasting than that the hearts have already undergone. It is for this reason that we choose un-toasted barrels to obtain the elegance of aging on the one hand, and youth on the other, and the unmistakable and delicious agave flavor, clean, fruity and fresh.">
Second, Tequila Ocho demonstrates that "terroir" exists in agave. We demonstrate this annually with new vintages drawn from our single estates at varying altitudes in Arandas, Jalisco, ensuring each vintage is distinct in aroma and flavor. Since each estate, or "rancho," produces a limited amount of agave, each vintage of Ocho is both rare and collectible. Every bottle is hand numbered.
Third, Ocho is the first tequila to. designate both the year it was produced and the precise field from which the agave was sourced. Each is noted on the front label to confirm their authenticity.
Finally, Tequila Ocho "opens up and develops" in the glass the same way a fine wine does.">