It takes years of experience in tequila and agriculture to master the complexities of the agave plant and its harvest. After no less than eight years of caring for the soil and the crop, the plants are matured to perfection. Only then are they ready to begin the process of becoming a sipping tequila.
Once the moment finally arrives to harvest, we pay particular attention to which agaves are chosen. After careful scrutiny, each plant is hand-harvested based on the level of ripeness and sweetness in the heart of the piña. This approach to tequila, much like that of wine, allows our Maestro Tequilero to embrace the nuances and complexities of each yearly harvest.
Ripened to Perfection
Casa Dragones Blue Agaves are nurtured along their 8-12 year growth cycle until they are ripened to perfection. The process starts with planting seedling clones or Hijuelos to ensure the consistency and quality of the plants. As the plants mature, they are pruned and maintained with the utmost care.