It’s All Class With Clase Azul

The tequila is bottled into beautiful, signature decanters that are individually sculpted and hand-painted by native Mahazua artisans.
Clase Azul tequila

Edition of Master Artisans / @claseazulofficial

Mention tequila shots at a party and watch a grimace go around the room before everyone begrudgingly agrees to take one. Clase Azul, a tequila brand from Mexico, has been slowly but surely changing that perception about this unique spirit for the last 25 years.

 The brand is dedicated to not only producing high-quality tequila. Clase Azul also takes pride in its artisanship, authenticity, and the culture that goes into the spirit that is receiving high praise from tequila connoisseurs worldwide. Clase Azul tequila is made using blue agave grown in Los Altos de Jalisco, a red earth region in Mexico where the elevation, climatic conditions, and minerals from the earth lend to the unique properties of the plant.

The agave, which takes eight to ten years to mature, is harvested and its leaves removed to expose the piña, the core, which is then slow-cooked in brick ovens for two to three days. This process causes a formation of sugars which is then milled for extraction then fermented with Clase Azul’s own patented yeast, and finally distilled twice in copper stills. After the double distillation process, the tequila is then left to mature in casks made from various types of wood. When ready, the tequila is bottled into beautiful, signature decanters that are individually sculpted and hand-painted by native Mahazua artisans. Each decanter takes 11 days to complete.

Clase Azul Reposado

This smooth and rich reposado is widely regarded as the best reposado tequila in the world.

Body: Medium

Aging: 8 months

Aroma: Agave nectar, vanilla, candied orange peel and American oak. Light notes of cinnamon and banana

Taste: Hazelnut, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and a subtle note of agave nectar 

Pairing: Grilled meats and vegetables, melon with serrano ham and dark chocolate

Clase Azul Añejo 

The Añejo and its decanter adorned in clay and gold paint is a tribute to the region’s indigenous Mahazua people and their historic heritage.

Body: Full body 

Aging: 25 months

Aroma: Toffee, cinnamon, clove, roasted hazelnut, Mexican vanilla, orange and quince marmalade and toasted oak 

Taste: Nutmeg, clove, orange marmalade, toasted oak with a silky mouthfeel

Pairing: Pork or duck paired with fruit reductions, earthy/creamy cheeses and decadent chocolate desserts 

Clase Azul Gold 

This tequila is a unique blend of Clase Azul Plata and eight-year-old Extra Añejo.

Body: Medium

Aroma: Agave syrup, green apple, orange peel, fresh fig, raisins, light note of almond and walnut.

Taste: Toasted wood, fig, green olive, ginger, cocoa/dark chocolate

Pairing: Seafood and fish with high-fat content, Kalamata olive tapenade, brie cheese tapas, semi-bitter or white chocolate with citrus jam or citrus ice cream 

Clase Azul Ultra 

The Ultra is Clase Azul’s ultimate show of premium artisanship taking 14 years to produce. Its decanter is adorned with platinum, silver, and 24-karat gold.

Body: Full body

Aging: 5 years

Aroma: Sherry, dried plums, apricot and cherries. Maple syrup, hazelnut and intense oak.

Taste: Dried plums, cinnamon, crème caramel, vanilla and crystalised ginger

Pairing: Pear tartlet and Chocolate-orange truffle

The Clase Azul Reposado, Añejo, Gold, and Ultra are available for purchase at Lavo Gallery, Lavo Restaurant, and at selected outlets.


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