Exceptional tequila starts with exceptional soil. At 1200 meters above sea level in the lowlands of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt in Tequila, Jalisco, Casa Dragones agaves are grown in one of the richest agricultural lands on earth.
Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Our agave fields are located within the Eje Volcanico Transversal (Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt) in Tequila, Jalisco, a chain of active and inactive volcanoes across Mexico. 20,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption occurred on these lands, creating soil rich with nutrients like silica and potassium, which are vital for the development of the leaf and the heart of the agave. This volcanic earth also contains obsidian lava rock, which produces a naturally aerated soil that the roots of the agave plant can easily penetrate.
The Volcano of Tequila
Towering over the valley where Casa Dragones agaves are harvested stands the majestic Volcano of Tequila, known locally as the Volcán de la Tetilla. Temperatures here tend to be less extreme, allowing the agave to expand and contract and the juices to flow through the plant, producing floral characteristics in the nose of our tequila.