The 3 Amigos Tequila story begins with the Gonzalez family from the Highlands region of Jalisco, Mexico. With deep roots in farming that span multiple generations, the family has grown 100% blue Weber agave for more than four generations. From growing and harvesting agave plants to distilling and bottling tequila, the Gonzalez family is dedicated to time-honored traditions in order to bring you superior, premium tequila each and every time.
The red rich soil and inclined slopes in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, produce the finest Blue Tequilana Weber Agave in the world. From growing and harvesting the agave to maintaining the fields, we carefully cultivate the land that has been part of our family for generations. 3 Amigos agave is harvested by our skilled jimadores who shave the agave completely from its leaves. Biological pest management keeps the crops healthy and free of synthetic chemicals and hormones. These farming methods earned 3 Amigos Tequila its organic certification from the USDA and the EU (European Union.)
At the distillery the agaves are cooked in small batches for twelve hours in pressure-cooking ovens. The agaves are then transferred to a conveyor that takes them to a juicer, which extracts all the juice from the agave — producing un-distilled tequila. Whether it’s Blanco, Reposado, or Anejo tequila, 3 Amigos distills all its tequilas twice. 3 Amigos Tequila Blanco is distilled, then put straight into a bottle. 3 Amigos Tequila Reposado is Blanco tequila that we rest in white oak barrels for 11 months. 3 Amigos Tequila Anejo is Blanco tequila that we age for a minimum of 2 years in white oak barrels.
“We are farmers first. For generations we have grown the finest agave for premium tequila brands. In order to have the best tequila you must have the best agave and we are experts at growing agave.” – Rafael Gonzalez, 3 Amigos Family
Francisco Gonzalez is the patriarch of the Gonzalez Family. He was a man that loved his family and adored his wife (Ramona). Francisco was a man with great foresight and great leadership.
Ramona Gonzalez is the matriarch of the family. Her love and perseverance has been carried on by her children. Francisco was not the best farmer but Ramona on the other hand was! She had the green thumb in the family.
The family has come a long way, from not having some common necessities and having to work hard phyically. The family persevered because of the love they had for one another, to this day the family will never forget the beautiful struggles they faced together. Though they did not have much, they will tell you that those were some of the richest memories of their lives.
Los Hermanos – The Brothers
Family is love. The love for one another is strong between the Gonzalez Family. The values were instilled by the parents. The whole family comes from very humble beginings. The brothers still do everything together as a unit. They know that their streghths comes from eachother's bond.
Santiago Gonzalez childhood was in Jalisco, Mexico. By the age of nine he grew his first crop of corn with a team of oxen. His passion is farming and he continues to do what he loves. Santiago no longer uses oxes to grow any crops, but he will never forget his experience.
Don Juan Gonzalez is the second eldest of the brothers. Don Juan's passion apart from the agave is his cattle. He prides himself with champion bloodlines of Beef Master cattle.
Eleno Gonzalez is one of the Gonzalez brothers. Eleno along with the family came to the United States in the late 1960's. Aprart from the tequila he runs a successful businesses with his brothers.
Antancio, like his father, believes in putting his family first. He has always been a hard working man that takes pride in his family and always making sure they are provided for and truly feel loved.
Tepatitlan Aka “Tepa”
This is the city where the Gonzalez brothers call home. Although they lived in the outskirts of town, going into town was a rare occastion for the young Gonzalez family. Tepa is largest egg producer and pork producer in Mexico, along with being one of the largest milk producers in the country too.
El Campo “The Ranch”
The Gonzalez family loves the lifestyle of being Campesinos, which translates to Farmers or Ranchers. The family loves the open and tranquile enviorment that they grew up in.