Tequila Reserva de los Gonzalez Blanco: 60 Years of Tradition
When searching for new tequilas I look for something unique, I like traditional tequilas, I’m not at all a fan of these new so-called Cristalin tequilas, mainly because it’s just unnatural. Some people think that if you’ve tasted one tequila you’ve tried them all, but that’s not true.
I had heard a lot of chatter about this bran so I decided to pick up a bottle of Tequila Los Gonzalez Blanco NOM 1518 (38% alcohol) from a local liquor store in Chapala. The bottle (800ml) cost me $350.00 pesos ($20.00 U.S.D). It was at the top of the shelves covered in dust, not where I would have expected it to be, especially after seeing some of the ratings and reviews. I thought this brand would have been on a shelf with other top-selling brands.
The presentation is a slender square bottle with a navy blue label and silver lettering “nothing fancy” it is sealed with a wooden screw cap that’s easy to remove.
Reserva de Los Gonzalez is Unique
What makes this tequila brand special is that the people that make it have a long history of making tequila. The directors of Tequila Los Gonzalez are actually the sons of Don Julio Gonzalez whose family made the infamous Don Julio Tequila.
I must admit knowing this I was a bit reluctant to try it, not because I thought it would be a bad tequila but it can be hard to follow in the father’s footsteps, to my surprise I was wrong.
After tasting the tequila it was apparent that the apple did not fall far from the tree, this Blanco has an excellent flavor, with my first sip I got more than I expected.
The Aroma is smooth and fruity that smells of green cooked agave with very little alcohol on the nose.
The taste is slightly fruity with hints of pepper and green cooked agave, it’s very crisp and has a thick consistency, it finishes with more cooked agave with a lingering smooth finish.
This Blanco is not complex at all which I like, sometimes simple is better.
This Blanco taste great sipped straight out of the bottle, I’m sure it taste great in a mixed margarita but I personally believe that would be a sin to mix it.
As you can see from the glass it has a thick consistency and sticks nicely to the glass.
I must admit I was very impressed with the taste, aroma, and smoothness of this Blanco. If you come to Mexico Reserva de Los Gonzalez is a bottle you should try to get your hands on.
The family has done a great job in keeping with tradition. I was told that this brand is only available in Mexico. I personally kind of like that, oftentimes the good tequilas that are exported become overly commercialized and begin to compromise quality.
I would like to mention that surprisingly enough other than several reviews there is not much information about this tequila brand, at the time of my article I was not able to find an official website or Facebook page, so I would assume that their tequila must be selling like hotcakes. Maybe in the future, they may begin to promote it more.
How its made:
Cooked: Stone/Brick Ovens
Extracted with a Roller Mill
Made with Deep well water
100% blue agave
Distilled twice in stainless w/Copper Coil
Tequila Casa de Los González, S. A. de C. V.
NOM 1518 – DOT 234
Km.10 Carr Atotonilco-Ayotlan.
Ayotlan Jalisco C.P47935 Mexico