It’s a question often asked in the outside world: What kind of tequila do those who ‘know’ drink in Mexico? For generations, the answer has only been known to a select group of Mexico’s most respected families and Los Bajos’ finest jimadors – they are the fortunate few who have had the privilege of tasting El Tequila Privado, a private recipe from a little distillery in Amatitán. With no commercial pressure to ever bring this private tequila to market, a small group of Mexican families had heartily supported it. For several generations, a local Amatitán artisan and distilling family has passionately produced this spirit, never veering from the centuries old codes and customs – “Los Códigos” – that have made it the most selective tequila in the world.
For the first time, those who have enjoyed this private, previously nameless tequila are sharing with the world what is now known as Código 1530.
In Amatitán, every drop of código 1530’s offerings: Blanco, Rosa, Reposado, Añejo, and “Origen,” our Extra-Añejo, have been perfected over several generations the way one would a homemade recipe – embracing time-honored customs without ever veering from the traditions of the Los Bajos region and its tequilieras and jimadors. The tequila begins with fully-matured agave, which is cooked in stainless steel ovens, fermented utilizing local yeast and distilled twice in stills handmade by the distilling family themselves. Our Blanco is perfected over a lengthy, 15-day process. The rested tequilas are meticulously aged to taste in French White Oak red wine barrels procured from the Napa Valley.