Luxco Inc., a St. Louis-based producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products, announced that the company is finalizing construction on a new tequila distillery in Mexico. The distillery, DGL Destiladores (Destiladora Gonzalez Luxco), is located just outside the city of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco – a prime location for the superior agave used in these premium tequilas.
DGL continues the decades-old partnership in making tequila between the Lux and Gonzalez families.
Construction on the eight-acre (3.5 hectares) facility is expected to be completed soon with distillation planned for mid-summer.
The new distillery will use the same methodology to produce award-winning 100% agave tequila as the family’s Destiladora Gonzalez Gonzalez (DGG) has been using for more than 150 years.
“We are thrilled to once again join forces with the Gonzalez family, our longtime tequila partners on this distillery and continue servicing our collective need for high-quality, 100% agave tequila,” said Donn Lux, Luxco Chairman and CEO. “Luxco has seen incredible growth in our tequila portfolio, especially in the Exotico and El Mayor brands, and this new distillery will allow us to further expand our production and enhance the brands.”
DGL will employ approximately 35 employees once fully operational and will have the cooking capacity for 60 tons of agave in pot stills.
Award-winning El Mayor and Exotico tequilas have earned top accolades at the 2017 Global Tequila Master awards, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and have won double gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, among others.