Tequila is defined as a spirit alcoholic drink obtained only from Tequilana Weber blue variaty (Blue Agave).
In Mexico there are several types of agaves, commonly called “Mezcal”. According to the place of origin the drink takes its name, the most notorious is the Mezcal from Tequila, Jalisco.
The Official Mexican Standard (NOM) is the mandatory regulation that contains features that must be met by products and processes to establish a minimum quality standard, especially when they constitute a safety risk or damage to human health, animal or plant.
This regulation accredits the Regulatory Council of Tequila as the entity to preserve the compliance of the NOM.
Tequila is protected by an “Appellation of Origin”, an internationally recognized legal concept that protects the quality and prestige of a local product. The name of “Tequila”, can only be used under the regulations of the NOM.
The geographic territory for Tequila is most of the State of Jalisco, Nayarit, Guanajuato, Michoacan and Tamaulipas.
The spirit is classified in two categories, according to the finished product percentage of natural sugars derived from the agave.
Retrieved from 100% of the juices that come exclusively from the sugars of Blue Agave.
A product which juices may be enhanced and blended together before the fermentation. These other sugars may not exceed 49% of total reducing sugars. The other % may only come from the Blue Agave grown in the geographical area specified by the NOM.