How Is Clase Azul Tequila Made?

The main feature of every type of Clase Azul tequila is their unique hand-crafted and individually painted bottles. They are made by more than 100 artisans in the small Mexican town of Santa Maria Canchesda. The Tequilana Weber Blue agave plants are used for the making of Clase Azul tequilas. Tequilana Weber Blue agaves are the only kind of agave plants that can be used for making tequila.

The Tequilana Weber Blue agave plants are harvested and then cooked for 72 hours in traditional brick ovens. The piñas of the agave plant are crushed to extract the juice after it is cooked. Piñas are the large bulb-like underground parts of an agave plant. The next process is fermentation and for that, the extracted juice is mixed with special proprietary yeast.

After the fermentation process, the alcohol is twice distilled for ensuring the highest quality spirit. Clase Azul’s ultra-premium line of tequila with a unique flavor profile is produced in the town of Jesus Maria in the region of Jalisco, Mexico.

Before being bottled and sold, every bottle of Clase Azul tequila is aged for five years in ex-sherry casks from Spain. All the bottles of Clase Azul are hand-painted with platinum, a silver agave medallion, and a label applied with 24-karat gold, which makes them really expensive.

Different Clase Azul Tequilas

Clase Azul Plata

This silver tequila is made from Tequilana Weber Blue Agave and has a deliciously smooth flavor. Clase Azul Plata is perfect with any cocktail and also to drink neat because of its pleasant hint of sweetness.

Clase Azul Reposado

Clase Azul Reposado tequila is also made from Tequilana Weber Blue Agave plants by slow-cooking them for about 72 hours in traditional stone ovens. After the fermentation and distillation process, it is aged for 8 months in hand-selected oak barrels. This aging process gives the tequila a superb, smooth taste.

Clase Azul Añejo

This ultra-premium añejo tequila is also known as the Mazahua Edition. It is called so because the design of the bottle is a tribute to the Mazahua culture. This particular tequila is also made from Tequilana Weber Blue Agave and it is aged for 1 year in oak barrels, which gives the tequila an intense amber color and layered aromas.

Clase Azul Ultra

This ultra-premium añejo tequila is one of the most expensive tequilas in the world because the bottle is decorated with pure platinum, sterling silver, and 24-carat gold. Clase Azul Ultra is aged for 5 years in traditional sherry wood casks before bottling.