In the world of lavish tequila offerings, few labels can compete with the flawless presentation, exclusivity, and pricing mastery of Clase Azul. This tradition persists with the introduction of their latest annual release, a part of the esteemed Nuestros Recuerdos series, the Día de Muertos Edición Limitada Aromas.
Nuestros Recuerdos, signifying “our memories,” is a tequila series that made its debut in 2021, with the 2023 Día de Muertos Edición Limitada being its third installment. Aptly christened “Aromas,” this tequila pays tribute to the scents intertwined with Mexico’s Day of the Dead, prominently featuring the fragrant cempasúchil blossoms. Additional aromatic notes are derived from the ofrendas, offerings often suffused with copal incense, as well as delectable dessert dishes and other fragrant elements.
This distinguished elixir is an añejo tequila aged for a remarkable 25 months in American whiskey barrels, culminating in a refinement phase within Armagnac casks sourced from France.
Clase Azul’s master distiller, Viridiana Tinoco, expounded on the choice, “These casks possess a distinctive character attributed to their origins in Bas-Armagnac, where grapes nurtured in siliceous-clay soil bestow nuanced and intricate fruity notes to the spirit. I selected this cask type because Armagnac mirrors Clase Azul México’s values, with its small-scale production preserving the historical heritage of the region and transmitting ancestral wisdom and traditions.”
The tasting notes for Aromas encompass luscious peach, hearty walnut, evocative clove, and decadent cacao on the palate, culminating in a cinnamon-tinged finish.
The decanter, a signature hallmark of Clase Azul, is nothing less than awe-inspiring. Adorned with a marigold glaze and bedecked with a 24-karat gold ornament, it is a masterpiece in its own right. The reverse of the decanter showcases an illustration by Mexican artist Jimena Estíbaliz, depicting men and women harvesting cempasúchil flowers alongside Xoloitzcuintles, the hairless dogs believed to accompany souls to the afterlife.
This exquisite tequila is elegantly packaged in a one-liter decanter, bottled at a robust 80 proof, with a limited quantity of just 3,500 units available from 18 October at an inviting suggested retail price of $1,450.
For the fortunate few who find themselves at Clase Azul La Terraza in the heart of Los Cabos, Mexico, an exquisite experience awaits. Commencing tomorrow, discerning patrons can indulge in a meticulously curated five-course dinner crafted by the culinary virtuoso, chef Iván Arias. Each course is thoughtfully paired with a two-ounce pour of the new tequila, all for a tantalizingly reasonable $250 per person. This exclusive offering is the epitome of the opulence that Clase Azul embodies.