Color: Light copper showing viscous legs in the glass Aging: 18 months in second-use American Oak whiskey barrels. The barrels are re-toasted in Mexico, medium toast
The company’s history begins in 1885, when the descendants of Don Antonio Faustino de Aceves y Casillas built Hacienda La Capillla. Don Antonio Aceves, better known as “Amo Aceves” was the founder of Capilla de Guadalupe, a town that got its name from the town chapel, built in honor of the “Virgin of Guadalupe”. This town rests under the shade of the Cerro Gordo, in the heart of Jalisco Highs, at 7290 feet above sea level, providing excellent conditions for the growing of agave, such as moderate climate and volcanic ground. Don Antonio was a hardworking man and a passionate promoter of quality. His descendants took advantage of the local Agave farming and formally started the company Hacienda la Capilla S.A. de C.V. in the year 1993. Since those days, the growing of agave has been its core business. La Adelita is a partnership bringing a renowned award winning vintner together with a generational family and visionaries in Mexico to create a uniquely pure and traditional tequila that is a 100% estate program.
All of La Adelita’s aged expressions spend time in American white oak barrels; previously used to age whiskey, they’re charred once more upon delivery in Jalisco.
— The Somm Journal
The nose picks up expressive and direct scents of buttercream, lime, and fresh agave. Powerful in its bold flavors, it has a vegetal character that emphasizes a well-integrated cedar-butterscotch. Well balanced and quite dramatic