Solento Organic Tequila | Made in Jalisco, Mexico
Solento has partnered with the award-winning distillery Las Americas in Amititan, Jalisco, Mexico. The Montes family have been producing small batches of tequila for over 60 years. They practice a production process that respects the environment: harvesting sustainably-maintained, organic, blue agave.
Harvested in small batches from a single estate, the Montes family jimadors are meticulous in their technique, adopting a quality over quantity model from start to finish. When cutting into the agave, they cut out as much of the bitter stem as possible in order to protect the naturally sweet and smooth flavor profile we are left with.
The agave is then cooked in brick ovens, extracted using a roller mill, fermented in open air and double distilled.
Finally, the remains of the agave is used to fertilize the fields and will always replant at a minimum rate of 1:1.
About the Founder | Taylor Steele
As a kid growing up on the beaches of Southern California, Taylor Steele discovered a lifelong love for the thrill and serenity of surfing. Just a few years after he’d begun filming his best friends out on the waves, Taylor turned his two greatest passions into a vibrant career, emerging as an award-winning filmmaker, creative visionary, and vital force in bringing surf culture to the masses.
Over the past two decades, Taylor has immersed himself in the global community, serving as creative director of Corona Australia and creating films for National Geographic. Eventually landing in New York City, he experienced an unlikely revelation after an artist friend introduced him to premium sipping tequila. In that simple ritual, Taylor tapped into the possibility of bringing purpose to pleasure: drinking not to disconnect, but to slow down and savor each moment.
With the founding of Solento Organic Tequila, Taylor now extends his treasured ritual to all those looking to realign with their own truest essence. Born in New York City but steeped in California soul, Solento embodies the charmed duality that defines Taylor, ultimately creating space for a much-needed celebration of presence in even the most fast-paced of lives.
100% Agave Azul | NOM1480 | Small Batch, Single Estate