NORWALK, Conn.— DeLeón tequila is unveiling the launch of the latest variant, DeLeón Añejo.
The announcement comes on the heels of an unprecedented expansion year, with DeLeón achieving double digit sales growth in the last 12 months. The liquid joins DeLeón Platinum, Reposado, Diamante, Extra Añejo and Leona, expanding the top-selling super-premium and luxury tequila lines. The newest variant hits the shelves of top hot spots nationwide this month.
Under the precise guidance of our master distiller Miguel Cedeño Cruz, DeLeón Añejo defies the conventions of the category to establish the next level in Tequila. This full-bodied Tequila is made from our finest 100 percent Highland Blue Weber agave sourced from the rich earth of the Los Altos region of Jalisco, each plant is hand-selected at harvest for ripeness to deliver the sweetest piñas.
Once selected, the agave is slow roasted in uniform pieces in traditional brick and clay ovens. Combined with slow fermentation, the liquid develops rich depth and complexity, creating a remarkably nuanced character.
With relentless attention to detail our master distiller artfully cuts the beginning and end of the distillation, allowing only the absolute best portion, or Corazon, to find its way into every bottle. The liquid is artfully aged first in bold American oak barrels and finished in French wine casks to impart a distinctive, balanced character, taking the final product to the next level. The result is a full-bodied tequila with notes of rich vanilla, caramel, sweet oak and subtle dried fruit.