Riazul Tequila was born from the passion of Iñaki Orozco, whose family has owned a large plot of land in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico since the Mexican War of Independence 200 years ago. Orozco inherited the land in the late 1990s and decided to try his hand at growing the famous blue agave that is at the heart of tequila. He planted 200 agave shoots with his own hands in 1999, and when it was clear the plants were going to thrive at the unusually high elevation, he planted new shoots each year. Since his first harvest in 2006, all Riazul tequilas are produced from 100 percent estate-grown blue agave. His first batch of Añejo in 2006 was aged for two years and fermented in French Limousin Oak Cognac barrels indigenously ingrained with vanilla tannins, for a rich, round taste and texture unequaled in the tequila category.