Cultivation and Harvest

a.The transplant of hatchlings

Product of the fibrous and exuberant root called rhizome, which runs close to the surface of the earth and at the moment it has contact with the sun develops a bud that forms the sucker. Each agave produces between 8 and 15 shoots throughout its life.

b. Sowing in greenhouses

The clones identical to the mother are bulbils that are born from the axillary buds that are at the base of the flower; one by one these babies are cut from the quiote or floral apex and planted in a greenhouse to make roots for 2 years; when they are ready to be transplanted to the final terrain.

c. Seeds


The seeds are soaked for a few days and placed in trays with soil for germination to take place, the outbreak appears after 2 months; It is placed in the nursery at 4 months to follow the development of the plant



When the plant reaches maturity (8 years) it is harvested until it reaches the heart of the maguey or pineapple. The heart weighs on average 70 kg, although it can exceed 100 kg, and once the agave is boiled it is moved to the palenque for processing.

The Process

1. Cooking
3. Fermentation 
2. Milling
4. Distillation

Diagrama general del proceso


de botellas

Horarios Paseo Tepozteco: 

  • 10:00 am 

  • 12:00 pm

  • 2:00 pm

  • 4:00 pm

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