We age Arrogante Reposado in the American oak barrels that were previously used in the production of bourbon and are slightly charred. Tequila is a delicate spirit. The previous use of the barrels has depleted some of the tannins from the wood, therefore the impact of the wood on tequila is more gentle and gradual. Charring caramelizes and releases sugars and other flavoring agents, allowing for subtle vanilla and caramel notes to develop.
Aging tequila is a masterful skill, one that’s more art than science. It requires many years of experience and an exceptionally keen palate to do it really well. Many factors come to play, including the temperature and humidity of the aging cellars, the type of the wood used, as well as the age and size of the barrels.">
In its medium-level fragrance we find predominantly fruity qualities with tonalities of ripe pineapple and citruses such as grapefruit, orange and lime. Its secondary aromas are floral notes of jasmine as well as almond and orange flower. Among this mezcal’s tertiary aromas, in which the scent of its oak barrel prevails, are a light hint of cotton candy, vanilla, fresh earth and a touch of cinnamon.
This fresh, balanced mezcal has a light, silky body and pairs perfectly with a variety of fresh cheeses, green salads with fruit, or ceviches.">
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.">