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Luxco announces new tequila distillery plans

Luxco has announced plans to construct a distillery for the production of El Mayor and Exotico tequilas. The DGL Destiladores (Destiladores González Luxco), is located outside of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco. 

DGL will continue the decades-old relationship between the Lux and González families.

Construction on the eight-acre (3.5 hectare) facility is expected to be completed soon with distillation planned for mid-summer. The distillery will use the same methodology to produce 100% agave tequila as the family’s Destiladora González González (DGG) has been using for more than 150 years. Alfonso Dominguez Zamudio, who brings extensive experience and has previously worked at DGG, will be the distillery manager working under the guidance of master distiller Rodolfo González.

Donn Lux, Luxco chairman and CEO says: "We are thrilled to once again join forces with the González family, our longtime tequila partners on this distillery and continue servicing our collective need for high-quality, 100% agave tequila. Luxco has seen incredible growth in our tequila portfolio, especially in the Exotico and El Mayor brands, and this new distillery will allow us to further expand our production and enhance the brands.”

DGL will employ approximately 35 employees once fully operational and will have the cooking capacity for 60 tons of agave in pot stills. Luxco and the González family will continue to work together to grow and source the Weber Blue Agave the González family has been growing for three generations and used to produce El Mayor and Exotico tequilas.

Rodolfo González, master distiller at DGG says: “Our partnership with Luxco extends decades and we are pleased to continue to share our legacy and tequila-crafting skills at DGL. From field to bottle, our lifelong passion for the art of crafting tequila shines through in our brands.”

18 April 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor