In May 2016, the CNI Brands team visited Mexico with one goal; create the best possible tequila for a Combier margarita. After visiting several distilleries, blending many samples, and shaking (and tasting) about 80 margaritas, they created our portfolio’s first custom tequila, specifically calibrated to not only be great for sips and shots, but perfect for the best margaritas calling for Combier.
100% Agave, from the highlands of Jalisco
80% Blanco (unaged) tequila. The blanco is cooked in autoclaves and distilled in continuous column stills.
20% Reposado (aged) tequila. The reposado is cooked in brick ovens, distilled in copper pot stills, and aged minimum 8 months in used American whiskey barrels.
WHO MAKES IT? Libélula is produced by Jalisco's newest craft distillery, Destilladora Bonanza (NOM 1604) located on the same estate as historic Casa San Matias (NOM 1103) and operated by the children of San Matias' legendary matriarch, Carmen Villarreal Trevino.
Libélula is the very first and only brand currently produced by Bonanza.