Tequila Fortaleza is a small-batch, handcrafted tequila. It is made today with the same production methods that our family used to make tequila, over one hundred and forty years ago! We select each agave for ripeness before it is harvested, and cook them by steam in our small brick oven. We then use a two-ton stone wheel called a tahona to slowly squeeze the juices from the agave. After adding water from the volcanic mountain of Tequila and separating the fibers, we ferment the musto for 3 to 5 days. When fermentation is complete, we achieve our distinctive tequila by distilling twice in two very small, copper-pot stills.
Fortaleza Reposado is aged for 6 months in used American Whiskey barrels. The time spent in the barrels softens the tequila and adds notes of sweet butter and spice. Common aromas and flavors found in our reposado are: Cooked Agave, Citrus, Sweet Butter, Caramel, Vanilla, Toasted Creme Brûlée, Green Apple, Cinnamon, All Spice, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Jalapeño Pepper, and Dry Earth.