Casco Viejo Tequila
Produced by the revered Camarena family in the iconic distilling town of Arandas, Casco Viejo Tequila is an outstanding entry-level tequila from one of the finest tequila makers in the world. The Tequila Supremo fabrica, owned and operated by Gran Dinastía (formerly known as Casa Camarena), is a beacon of both family history and modern thinking. The family operates the same estate grounds they’ve worked since the 1830s, while employing a patented production process called Zero D which integrates recycling into all aspects of the tequila-making process. Tequila Supremo was the first tequila producer to be recognized as 100% “environmentally friendly,” with net zero carbon impact from production.
Casco Viejo is made entirely from Blue Weber agave grown in the Los Altos region of Jalisco; this highland plateau, around 7,000 feet above sea level, is widely regarded as one of the top agave producing environments in Mexico by virtue of its iron- and clay-rich red soil, hot days of sun exposure, and cooling breezy nights. Production is vertically integrated, as the Camarena family owns 18 fields of agave. The agave is cooked in traditional brick furnaces, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice in traditional copper pot stills.