Luxco is expanding its tequila capacity with the completion of a new distillery in Mexico. Luxco is wrapping up construction of a new distillery located just outside the city of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The new distillery, DGL Destiladores (Destiladora González Luxco) continues a decades old partnership between Lux and González families.
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The distillery sits on eight acres and is expected to be completed by mid-summer. The new distillery will use the same methodology to produce 100% agave tequila as the family’s Destiladora González González (DGG) has been using for more than 150 years. Alfonso Dominguez Zamudio, who brings extensive experience and has previously worked at DGG, will be the distillery manager working under the guidance of master distiller Rodolfo González.
DGL will employ approximately 35 employees once fully operational and will have the cooking capacity for 60 tons of agave in pot stills. Luxco and the González family will continue to work together to grow and source the Weber Blue Agave the González family has been growing for three generations and used to produce El Mayor and Exotico tequilas.
“Our partnership with Luxco extends decades and we are pleased to continue to share our legacy and tequila-crafting skills at DGL,” said Rodolfo González, master distiller at Destiladora González González. “From field to bottle, our lifelong passion for the art of crafting tequila shines through in our brands.”
Luxco, Inc. is a producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products. Founded in St. Louis in 1958, it is owned and operated by the Lux family. Its portfolio of brands include: Juarez Tequila & Triple Sec, Pearl Vodka, Everclear Grain Alcohol, Arrow Cordials, El Mayor Tequila, Ezra Brooks & Rebel Yell Bourbons, Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream, Salvador’s Cocktails, Yago Sant’ gria and other well-recognized brands.