Tequila is a Denomination of Origin spirit and can be produced legally in only five Mexican states: Jalisco, Nayarit, Guanajuato, Michoacan and Tamaulipas. Each state influences the flavour and textural profiles of the tequilas produced in its region. Tequila is considered among the most complex of all spirits.
The flavours of handcrafted tequilas, like wine, are affected by a wide variety of factors, such as the type of agave; the age and ripeness of the agave at harvest; the soil in which it is grown; the geography, including the aspect, steepness, elevation and the exposure to the sun; the microclimate and changing weather of the individual site of the campo de agave; and of course, every aspect of how the agave is cultivated, and eventually harvested, by the jimador.
Most tequilas are produced in Jalisco, whereas Chinaco is produced in Tamaulipas. This distinct regionality, coupled with a handcrafted formula that has been used for generations, gives Chinaco its one-of-a-kind aromatic, textural and flavour profile.