Tequila brand Cazcabel is set to open a $37 million distillery in Mexico’s Los Altos region in 2023, run by agave farmers and tequila producers, the Vazquez family.
The facility will be situated in the Jalisco mountains, in close proximity to the Vazquez family’s agave fields in and around Atotonilco El Alto. The natural springs in the area provide optimum water minerality, enabling the family to produce premium tequila.
Father and son, Alfredo and Uziel Vazquez, will lead Cazcabel’s new facility and will contribute generations of knowledge of agave growing, combined with innovative and traditional harvesting and production techniques.
The construction of the new distillery has allowed for the conservation of surrounding nature, with the central hub of the building being designed around an ancient tree. Additionally, the Vazquez family has pledged to plant 300 trees in the area in 2023, as well as the installation of wind turbines and solar panels to provide renewable power.
Cazcabel’s sustainable focus extends into its farming practice, with the brand’s recipes and techniques designed to continue for generations. New agave is planted every year and leftover piñas are dried out and used to heat Cazcabel’s autoclaves. The fermentation process is accelerated and controlled by naturally occurring yeast on the plant’s leaves. The brand says it will also start using bottles made from 80% recycled glass.
The facility will cater to guests and tours with event spaces and will showcase the history of tequila making under the Vazquez family traditions.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2022
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