Our story is one of passion and a relentless pursuit of the best through painstaking attention to detail: the best agave, meticulous distillation and filtration – all with a focus on preserving and highlighting the unique flavor of rich, roasted highlands agave. Avión Tequila hand harvests only the best highlands agave, grown at 7,000 feet above sea level. Like wine, harsh conditions stress the agave, resulting in a naturally sweeter plant. Our beautifully inefficient production process led to being crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums.
In 2012, Avión was crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (the most prestigious competition for the spirits industry). Ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Over 1400 spirit brands entered the competition.
100% of Avión’s agave comes from Jesus Maria, grown on lands that are owned or managed by the Lopez family.
Avión agave is estate-grown at 7,000 feet above sea level for richer and naturally sweeter tequila.
After harvesting, Avión agave is slow roasted in brick ovens for three days. The low temperatures perfectly caramelize the agave, bringing out the natural sweetness and rich flavors.
Avión uses up to 30% more agave in each bottle of tequila, making us one of the most inefficient tequila producers.
After distillation, the tequila “juice” undergoes ultra-slow filtration –a proprietary approach that takes up to ten times longer. This ensures the rich agave flavor that was protected, while removing alcoholic overtones and impurities.