MEXICO – Tequila brand Cazcabel, has plans of building a US$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, close 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 project, from ‘the very early planning stages, has laid focus on sustainability, which 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.
The facility will cater to guests and tours with event spaces and will showcase the history of tequila making under the Vazquez family traditions.
The surrounding town of San Francisco de Asis will also benefit from the project according to the distillery, with locals working on the construction of the site, as well as being ‘destined for further jobs’ within the distillery upon completion.
The leftover piñas are used to heat Cazcabel’s autoclaves. Natural yeast on agave leaves will be utilized to control the fermentation process, and each bottle will soon be made from 80% recycled glass.
In the last year, the brand said it has shipped more than 200,000 cases of Cazcabel outside of the Americas and is on course to sell more than a million cases per year globally by 2025.
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