The Agave

Our process begins with the Agave itself which we allow to mature for the longer period of eight years to develop fuller and more complex flavor at the higher altitudes of our Agave fields.

Selection

Each Agave is selected by hand by expert Jimadores many of whom have worked these fields their whole lives.

The jimador

The Jimadores use generationally taught methods to chop away the Agave’s outer leaves using the traditional Coa blade.

Removing the outer leaves reveals the Pina, the core of the agave.

Tequila is made only from this, the agave's heart. Extracting the Pina requires considerable strength as the roots run deep and the Pina can weigh as much as three hundred pounds.

Cut

Maracame Pinas are cut into quarters for an even cook during their time in the oven.

Cook

Each Agave is selected by hand by expert Jimadores many of whom have worked these fields their whole lives.

CRUSHED

Once the Pinas have cooled they are crushed and shredded to extract the Aguamiel liquid from which the Tequila is created.

FERMENTATION

During fermentation the sugars of this liquid become alcohol. Maracame uses stainless steel vessels and champagne yeast for a finer fermentation and smoother final product.

DESTILLATION

Once the alcohol has developed Maracame is double distilled to 40% ABV at a lower temperature and much more slowly than other Tequilas, using traditional pot stills also constructed of stainless steel for the first distillation and stainless with copper for the second.

Aging

To relax the tannins, all of the aged expressions of Maracame are placed in fresh American white oak barrels (medium toast) after distillation.

Maracame only uses barrels with a capacity of twenty liters and ages Reposado for up to a year, Anejo for up to two years and Extra Anejo for over two years.

BOTTLING

Once the aging tequila reaches its profile, it is bottled under a strict supervisio to ensure quality and hygiene in each bottle.

Decoration

Each bottle of Maracame is decorated with a handmade emblem made by huichol artisans, who receive payment for their work reflected on every bottle.

This is Marcame’s way to give back to the communities and make known one of the most representative cultures of our heritage.

PACKAGING

Each bottle of Maracame is decorated with a handmade emblem made by huichol artisans, who receive payment for their work reflected on every bottle.

This is Marcame’s way to give back to the communities and make known one of the most representative cultures of our heritage.