NOM 1454 Every ounce of Partida Tequila begins with a carefully cultivated supply of blue agave. Ours is grown near a dormant volcano in the Tequila Valley. Under the agave's spiky tips lies "la pina," tequila's soul.
Even with tequila, patience is a virtue. You cannot rush the growth of la pina-the bigger it gets, the more mature the sugars, and the more full, ripe, and flavorful it becomes. We wait 7-10 years.
Most agave is cooked "the old fashion way" in stone ovens that are rarely cleaned. The soot that develops adds bitterness to the tequila-not something we want to share with you.
At Partida we use only state-of-the-art stainless steel ovens to bake our agave, creating a smoother, cleaner agave taste.
Our tequila is aged in one-pass Jack Daniel's American Oak barrels. That's right, we age our tequila in barrels once used to age excellent whiskey.
Partida's Reposado and Anejo are aged 50% more than required, and like ripe sweet apples, this aging makes for a better taste. Partida Tequila is completely natural with no additives and no coloration.