Volcan X.A Tequila, a testament to craftmanship and innovation, emerges as a remarkable addition to the world of premium tequilas. Created by Volcan de mi Tierra, a pioneering distillery, Volcan X.A is a visionary blend that combines Reposado, Añejo, and Extra-Añejo tequilas, crafted from 100% Blue Agave and devoid of any additives.
Embarking on a Flavorful Journey
Driven by the aspiration to redefine the possibilities of tequila, Volcan de mi Tierra has meticulously crafted this ultra-premium spirit. Volcan X.A stands as an unparalleled aromatic revelation housed within an artistically designed bottle, an homage to the Tequila volcano.
“The tequila market’s rapid growth reflects increasing taste preferences and quality standards, with a presence in the trendiest establishments. Following the successful introduction of Blanco, Reposado, and Cristalino, the launch of Volcan X.A signifies our commitment to offering the purest and finest expression of Volcan de mi Tierra’s expertise. This blend, free from additives, is a tribute to connoisseurs of tequila,” shared Julien Morel, CEO of Volcan de mi Tierra.
Rooted in Heritage, Crafted to Perfection
Established in 2017 within Jalisco’s volcanic region, Volcan de Mi Tierra embodies a fusion of the Gallardo family’s deep Mexican roots and Moet Hennessy’s pursuit of luxury and artistry. Anchored to the very land where it stands, the distillery mirrors the rhythm of the seasons, cultivating the highest-quality agave nurtured in volcanic soils. The agave is sourced from two distinct terroirs, the “Highlands” and the “Lowlands,” harnessing the raw energy of the volcano’s surroundings. This philosophy is seamlessly reflected in the harmonious blend of Volcan X.A.
A Symphony of Ages: Crafting Volcan X.A
Volcan X.A is a manifestation of the art of aging, manifesting through Grace Casks, specialized barrels crafted from American oak. These barrels impart smooth, toasted, and vanilla notes, culminating in a balanced and flavorful essence. The blend comprises three tequilas: the foundational sweetness and smoothness of Reposado, complemented by the aromatic complexity of Añejo and Extra-Añejo. Crafting a single bottle of X.A is a decade-long journey, surpassing existing luxury tequila offerings.
Conversations with Santiago Cortina Gallardo
We had the privilege of conversing with Santiago Cortina Gallardo, COO and board member of Volcan De Mi Tierra tequila, gaining insights into this extraordinary new expression.
Q: What inspired the creation of Volcan X.A?
Santiago Cortina Gallardo: Volcan X.A marks a new chapter, a testament to our relentless pursuit of crafting the finest tequila globally. With X.A’s introduction, we take immense pride in sharing an unparalleled ultra-premium expression, embodying exceptional taste, craftsmanship, and quality. X.A pays homage to the Tequila volcano that shaped Jalisco’s soil and echoes centuries of Mexican heritage.
Q: In a burgeoning agave category, what sets X.A apart?
SCG: X.A’s creation is uncompromising, rooted in authenticity. The process remains additive-free, devoid of shortcuts or synthetics. We rely solely on 100% Blue Weber Agave, aged in our proprietary Grace Casks, constructed from American Oak.
X.A redefines norms by embracing the ‘art of blending’ within the tequila domain. This unique blend marries the sweetness and smoothness of Reposado with the aromatic finesse of Anejo and Extra-Anejo. X.A isn’t just a tequila; it’s an irreplicable profile that enhances the nuances of aging.
Q: How best can one enjoy X.A?
SCG: X.A was conceived to deliver an incredibly smooth and enjoyable experience without additives. It’s a tequila that invites sipping and savoring. With no harshness or aftertaste, there’s no need to mask its flavor. It’s best served neat or over ice, showcasing its exceptional quality and rarity. For mixing cocktails, Volcan Blanco offers a perfect choice.
Discovering Volcan X.A
Distinguished by its limited production, Volcan X.A finds its place in select venues, around 250 upscale restaurants and nightclubs worldwide. The exclusivity of distribution aligns with X.A’s craftsmanship, quality, and captivating bottle design.
For those eager to experience Volcan X.A, here are a few establishments that proudly offer this exceptional high-end tequila:
- New York City:
- The Box
- Little Sister
- Somewhere Nowhere
- Brooklyn Mirage
- House of X
- Paradise Club
- Baccarat Hotel
- Las Vegas:
- Tao Beach
- Marquee DayClub and Nightclub
- Ayu Dayclub
- STK Las Vegas
- Los Angeles:
- Hyde/ Nightingale
- Melrose Place
- La Mesa
- The Edition Hotel
- Sexy Fish
- Kiki On The River
- International Locations:
- L’Opéra / Loulou Ramatuel / le Quai (St. Tropez)
- La Guerite, Baoli, Palm Beach (Cannes)
- Ushuaïa and Hï (Ibiza)
- Scorpios (Mykonos)
- Bagatelle (Tulum)
- Bagatelle (Bodrum)
Incorporating the essence of the Tequila volcano, Volcan X.A Tequila sets a new standard in ultra-premium tequilas. Its unique blend, dedication to craftsmanship, and commitment to purity make it an exceptional choice for enthusiasts seeking an unparalleled experience.