Clase Azul Spirits, founded by Arturo Lomeli in 1997, produces world-class tequila and mezcal. After some teething problems, the company sent the first bottles of it...
Clase Azul Spirits, founded by Arturo Lomeli in 1997, produces world-class tequila and mezcal. After some teething problems, the company sent the first bottles of its first reposado tequila to the market in 2000. Since then, the company has developed a range of luxurious spirits, which show deep appreciation of Mexican traditions. Their unique bottles are hand crafted and individually painted by over 100 artisans from an indigenous community in the small town of Santa Maria Canchesdá, and each takes two weeks to complete. The company has strong ties with the community creating its products, and also comprises a non-profit with a mission to keep Mexican artistry alive and thriving by providing resources and support to local artists. The company also encourages the upcycling of its bottles, which offer endless possibilities for turning them into eye-catching everyday objects.
Clase Azul tequilas are produced in one of the highest points in Los Altos, or the highlands – in the town of Jesus Maria in the region of Jalisco. Clase Azul tequila is made using 100% organic Tequilana Weber Blue agaves. Harvested agaves are cooked in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours. The cooked piñas are crushed to extract the juices, which are then mixed with a special proprietary yeast. After the fermentation process, the alcohol is distilled twice with careful attention to ensure the highest quality spirit.
Clase Azul Gold is a limited special edition tequila with only 6000 bottles available. It is made by blending Clase Azul Plata, the brand’s unaged expression, and Clase Azul Ultra Añejo, which was aged for 8 years, first in bourbon barrels and then in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Its distinctive bottle is an exquisite combination of glass and ceramic, symbolizing the mix of tequilas it holds. With its 24k gold trimming and the iconic agave medallion dipped in 24k gold, it is a unique masterpiece that will bring joy to the buyers long after the tequila is gone.