Tequila Fortaleza is a small-batch, handcrafted tequila. It is made today with the same production methods that our family used to make tequila, over one hundred and forty years ago! We select each agave for ripeness before it is harvested, and cook them by steam in our small brick oven. We then use a two-ton stone wheel called a tahona to slowly squeeze the juices from the agave. After adding water from the volcanic mountain of Tequila and separating the fibers, we ferment the musto for 3 to 5 days. When fermentation is complete, we achieve our distinctive tequila by distilling twice in two very small, copper-pot stills.
Fortaleza Blanco is the purest expression of our tequilas. Unaged, it is fresh, complex and big, with a creamy texture and a tasty finish, but never harsh on the throat. Common aromas and flavors found in our blanco are: Cooked Agave, Slate, Minerals, Vanilla, Butter, Citrus, Black Pepper, Black Olive, Cream Soda, as well as being Herbaceous, Floral, and Nutty.