Tequila Tres Mujeres, S.A. de C.V. : NOM1466
For over 65 years, Jesus Sergio Partida has been growing millions of their renown blue agave plants for well-known tequila manufacturers. Over the years, the family decided to create Tres Mujeres Tequila using their most select blue agave. Their mission is to fill a void in the premium tequila market for a 100% blue agave, 100% natural, quality tequila that is affordably priced. From the valley of Amatitan Mexico, the result is Tres Mujeres tequila, named after the "Three Ladies" most precious to the Melendrez family. Today, the family is one of the largest growers of blue agave with over 8 million agave plants.
Family patriarch Jesus Partida inspired to create his own tequila and Tres Mujeres (three ladies) was born. His goals remain simple; producing the finest all natural sipping" tequila -- at a reasonable price. Tres Mujeres, unlike most mass brand tequilas, never adds added color, flavors or chemicals and is made only from the best blue agave. Although Tequila Unlimited does not yet import Tres Mujeres tequila, we are proud to stock the unique Tekiladys handbag and shoe bottles with añejo tequila.
In the midst of the Tequila Valley, its hilly terrain ribboned by row upon row of spectacular blue agave plants, sits the Tres Mujeres tequila operation. Like many of the very small high-end tequila makers, Tres Mujeres is a family-operated business and 100 percent Mexican. And it produces only pure tequila — made from 100 per cent agave.
Operations manager Sergio Partida is giving orders to the jimadores, watching over the fermentation process and checking the bottling of Tres Mujeres tequila while he describes how a blue agave goes from the field to the final product.
"A blue agave plant takes seven or eight years to reach maturity. During that time, its large flower stock is regularly cut off, so that the energy and sugars devoted to the flower's growth remain in the heart of the agave instead," says Partida.
"It's all a matter of taste," says Mr. Partida "There are many who don't want anything to do with aged tequila [known as añejo]. They simply like clear tequila [known as blanco]. They don't want anything to do with colour, smell or flavour of wood. They just want the clear version — with the characteristics of the original 100 percent agave tequila."
Partida says the aged tequila is very flavorful, but he still prefers the clear tequila!