The Appelation of Origin Tequila
Just like Cognac or Champagne, Tequila is a spirit that takes its name from its region of origin, which is the town of Tequila, Mexico.
Since 1974 the Mexican Government established the Appelation of Origin Tequila, which is already recognized and respected virtually worldwide.
The Appelation of Origin Tequila offers the consumer the warranty and authenticity of the products that bear this name and is supported by these three elements.
1.- A specific territory, constituted by the State of Jalisco, and certain zones of the States of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Tamaulipas, which have unique natural and human features that influence the production of Tequila.
2.- A Mexican Official Standard (NOM-006-SCFI-2005) that states the regulations that must be strictly observed by all those that produce, bottle or market Tequila.
3.- An independent institution, known as Consejo Regulador del Tequila, which was created following a initiative of the industrials in the Tequila Chamber, to verify and certify that every Tequila company complies with the NOM for Tequila.
These are the three elements that make Tequila different from all other spirits that claim to be made from Agave.
The unique characteristics of this Appelation of Origin are the main warranty for consumers that Tequila is in all cases, made mainly of Agave.