Master Tequilero Germán Gonzalez’s heritage is one that is easily envied by any person, young or old, entering the world of Tequila. In the 1970’s Germán’s father, Guillermo Gonzalez Diaz Lombardo, founded Tequila Chinaco, arguably the brand of Tequila that truly paved the way for all premium Tequila’s we see on the shelves today in the United States.
After working with the master distillers at La Gonzaleña, Germán took off to forge his own path, and lucky for us, that path took him to create Tears of Llorona. Highland agaves are harvested late, and the rest of the process makes sure to take it’s time; slow cooking, slow, proprietary fermentation, and careful distillation, all leading to a Tequila ready for the most unique part of Tears of Llorona - aging.
Tears of Llorona is aged in 3 unique types of barrels that previously held scotch, sherry, and brandy, then bottled at 43% specific gravity in very small batches.
NOM: 1146 / Tequileña
Location: Tequila, Jalisco
Cooking : Autoclave
Milling: Roller Mill
Fermentation: Open air, stainless steel tanks
Distillation: Double Distillation, Copper pot stills
Aging: Previously used barrels for scotch, sherry, and brandy