THE HEART OF JALISCO
La Alteña distillery was created in 1937 by Don Felipe Camarena. He was a visionary man who saw the potential to make a great tequila, up here, in the mineral-rich highlands of Jalisco. Today, his grandson Carlos Camarena is our master distiller. Carlos still honors the traditional way Don Felipe made tequila over 80 years ago.

But most importantly, it is the care and dedication of the people at La Alteña that make El Tesoro really special. Our passion and community bond help us make a tequila that we are truly proud of.
Portrait of El Tesoro's current master distiller Carlos Camarena
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MEET ONE OF OUR ARTISANS

Guillermo Zuñiga Meza is one of eight brothers who work at the La Alteña distillery. Members of his family, including his father, work in the fields and man the agave trucks. Guillermo and his team work together to chop the agave piña hearts, load the ovens and maneuver our two-ton tahona stone.

Guillermo Zuñiga Meza is one of eight brothers who work at the La Alteña distillery. Members of his family, including his father, work in the fields and man the agave trucks.

Guillermo and his team work together to chop the agave piña hearts, load the ovens and maneuver our two-ton tahona stone. These are skills that Guillermo learned from his brothers. He particularly enjoys working the tahona to crush the agave fibers.

Everything is really nice, but lowering the stone is the part I like the most. It really captivates me."

Guillermo Zuñiga Meza,
DISTILLERY WORKER

Guillermo is just one of the many dedicated and passionate workers at La Alteña. Each person plays an important role in the making of our tequila. Click below to discover our tequila-making process through the eyes of our artisans.

Distillery worker raking crushed agave fibers at El Tesoro's La Alteña Distillery
ASK US ABOUT VISITING LA ALTEÑA
DISTILLERY IN JALISCO, MEXICO
Our distillery is open to visitors Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Saturday, at 10 a.m. Tickets for tours and tastings must be purchased in advance. Guests must be over the age of 12 to tour the distillery, and over the age of 18 to participate in the tastings.

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