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Luxco to open tequila distillery in Mexico

Published 12 April 2017

Alcohol products producer Luxco is completing construction on an 8-acre tequila distillery in Mexico that is anticipated to open in mid-summer.

The new distillery, Destiladora González Luxco (DGL Destiladores), will be located near the city of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco.

It will have an area of 8-acre (3.5 hectare) and is expected to be completed soon with distillation planned for this summer.

Luxco says that the facility will use traditional techniques as the family of Destiladora González González (DGG) has been using for more than 150 years.

With this distillery, Luxco and the González family will work together to grow and secure the Weber Blue Agave the González family has been growing for three generations and used to produce El Mayor and Exotico tequilas.

The distillery will be managed by Alfonso Dominguez Zamudio, who has an extensive experience in working at DGG, while the master distiller will be Rodolfo González.

About 35 people shall be employed at the new distillery, when it is fully operational. The facility is expected to have cooking capacity for 60 tons of agave in pot stills.

Luxco chairman and CEO Donn Lux said: “We are thrilled to once again join forces with the González family, our longtime tequila partners on this distillery and continue servicing our collective need for high-quality, 100% agave tequila.

“Luxco has seen incredible growth in our tequila portfolio, especially in the Exotico and El Mayor brands, and this new distillery will allow us to further expand our production and enhance the brands.”

Destiladora González González master distiller Rodolfo González said: “Our partnership with Luxco extends decades and we are pleased to continue to share our legacy and tequila-crafting skills at DGL.

“From field to bottle, our lifelong passion for the art of crafting tequila shines through in our brands.”

Image: DGL Destiladores in Arandas. Photo: Courtesy of Business Wire.