The origins of the Distillery date back to the early 800 and through Five Generations handed down The Recipe of DISTILLATION. Herencia Mexicana starts with the careful selection of blue agave plants, sourced from 'Los Altos de Jalisco' (The Highlands) area, between the town of Tepatitlan and Arandas. In this area, the agave plants benefit from hot and sunny dry periods, followed by heavy rainy seasons, and a fertile soil, high in minerals, which produces richer and higher quality agaves, taking 7 to 10 years to reach full maturity. Right after the agave juice (wort) has stopped fermenting, it is piped into stills, where it undergoes a first distillation whose products are carefully separated into 3 parts called heads, heart and tails. Then the heart part undergoes a second distillation in copper stills and the resulting liquor is again separated into heads, heart and tails. Only the heart produced by the second distillation is used to make Tequila Herencia Mexicana. Clear Tequila (Blanco), is stored in stainless steel containers, whereas white oak barrels are used for Rested (Reposado) and Aged (Añejo) Tequilas. Tequila Herencia Mexicana Reposado is aged for 9 months in these barrels, whereas the aging time for Tequila Herencia Mexicana Añejo is 2 and a half years. Once the aging process is completed, all Tequila types are bottled and readied for sale.