OUR VISION


Avión was born from a love of tequila and its rich robust agave flavor. Founder Ken Austin embarked on a journey to fulfill his dream and create a tequila that would celebrate the highlands’ agave flavor. This led Ken to Jesus Maria, where the world’s best agave is grown and where the Lopez family lovingly manages the land.

THE JOURNEY


Together in collaboration Ken and the Lopez family spent years blending old-school tequila making techniques with a philosophy of never cutting corners and focusing on the art of creating tequila. Every step of the process works to preserve and enhance the natural, rich, roasted flavors of the Avión agave. This is Avión, which bartenders, consumers and experts describe as, quite simply, delicious.

Voted World’s
Best Tasting
Tequila


In 2012, Avión was crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (the most prestigious competition for the spirits industry). Ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Over 1400 spirit brands entered the competition.

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OUR PROCESS

Jesus Maria
This picturesque town is located at the highest point in Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico and the home for generations to the Lopez family. At around 7,000 feet above sea level, it is considered the most desirable region for blue weber agave due to elevation, climate, and mineral rich soil.

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OUR PROCESS

Our Agave
100% of Avión’s agave comes from Jesus Maria, grown on lands that are owned or managed by the Lopez family. Having a single source for agave allows Avión to ensure sustainability and fair trade practices. The nutrient rich soil and large temperature swings create a rich and naturally sweet agave.

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OUR PROCESS

Harvesting
Our estate grown Avión agave each take 7-10 years to reach maturity. Only the finest agave is handpicked when ripe by the jimadores in the traditional method.

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OUR PROCESS

Slow Roasting
After harvesting, Avión agave is slow roasted in brick ovens for 3 days. The low temperatures perfectly caramelize the agave, bringing out the natural sweetness and rich flavors of the plant.

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OUR PROCESS

Distillation
Following fermentation, distillation occurs in traditional small pot stills handmade in Jesus Maria. The Master Distiller repeatedly removes the “heads” and “tails” of the distillate —or first and last batches to come off the still— a true art. This process ensures a rich agave flavor from the “heart” of the distillate and results in up to 30% more agave needed to make Avion. This is why Avion is considered one of the most inefficient tequila producers.

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OUR PROCESS

Proprietary Filtration
After distillation, Avión uses a proprietary ultra-slow filtration system, which takes up to 10x longer than other tequilas. This ensures the rich agave flavor that was protected throughout the entire process remains, while removing trace particulates and alcoholic overtones.

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OUR PROCESS

Finishing Details
Finally, every bottle of Tequila Avión is filled and individually penned with the batch number and unique bottle number. These are the final details in the meticulous process of creating the World’s Best Tasting Tequila.

THE PRODUCT

OUR VISION

Avión was born from a love of tequila and its rich robust agave flavor. Founder Ken Austin embarked on a journey to fulfill his dream and create a tequila that would celebrate the highlands’ agave flavor. This led Ken to Jesus Maria, where the world’s best agave is grown and where the Lopez family lovingly manages the land.

THE JOURNEY

Together in collaboration Ken and the Lopez family spent years blending old-school tequila making techniques with a philosophy of never cutting corners and focusing on the art of creating tequila. Every step of the process works to preserve and enhance the natural, rich, roasted flavors of the Avión agave. This is Avión, which bartenders, consumers and experts describe as, quite simply, delicious.

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OUR PROCESS

Jesus Maria
This picturesque town is located at the highest point in Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico and the home for generations to the Lopez family. At around 7,000 feet above sea level, it is considered the most desirable region for blue weber agave due to elevation, climate, and mineral rich soil.

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OUR PROCESS

Our Agave
100% of Avión’s agave comes from Jesus Maria, grown on lands that are owned or managed by the Lopez family. Having a single source for agave allows Avión to ensure sustainability and fair trade practices. The nutrient rich soil and large temperature swings create a rich and naturally sweet agave.

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OUR PROCESS

Harvesting
Our estate grown Avión agave each take 7-10 years to reach maturity. Only the finest agave is handpicked when ripe by the jimadores in the traditional method.

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OUR PROCESS

Slow Roasting
After harvesting, Avión agave is slow roasted in brick ovens for 3 days. The low temperatures perfectly caramelize the agave, bringing out the natural sweetness and rich flavors of the plant.

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OUR PROCESS

Distillation
Following fermentation, distillation occurs in traditional small pot stills handmade in Jesus Maria. The Master Distiller repeatedly removes the “heads” and “tails” of the distillate —or first and last batches to come off the still— a true art. This process ensures a rich agave flavor from the “heart” of the distillate and results in up to 30% more agave needed to make Avion. This is why Avion is considered one of the most inefficient tequila producers.

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OUR PROCESS

Proprietary Filtration
After distillation, Avión uses a proprietary ultra-slow filtration system, which takes up to 10x longer than other tequilas. This ensures the rich agave flavor that was protected throughout the entire process remains, while removing trace particulates and alcoholic overtones.

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OUR PROCESS

Finishing Details
Finally, every bottle of Tequila Avión is filled and individually penned with the batch number and unique bottle number. These are the final details in the meticulous process of creating the World’s Best Tasting Tequila.

Voted World’s Best Tasting Tequila

In 2012, Avión was crowned “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best White Spirit” at the San FranciscoWorld Spirits Competition (the most prestigious competition for the spirits industry). Ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Over 1400 spirit brands entered the competition.




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