Cantera Negra Extra Anejo Tequila
Cantera Negra Extra Anejo Tequila starts with the company’s flagship Elixir de Agave tequila, there simply is nothing on the market that compares to it. In a class of its own, Cantera Negra Extra Añejo sets the standard for exceptionally smooth and rich taste. It has been proven superior in private, blind taste testings to virtually all other highly recognized tequila products, including those in the super-premium retail price range. Cantera Negra Extra Añejo is almost universally described as tasting similar to the finest bourbons. It is a truly enjoyable ‘sipping’ tequila, with extremely smooth oak, vanilla and caramel notes. It is guaranteed to be aged a minimum of 48 months, and bottled only after passing our most rigorous tasting panel standards. Our Extra Añejo erases all preconceived ideas when it comes to traditional tequila taste.
Cantera Negra Extra Añejo won the Bronze medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Cantera Negra was founded more than 40 years ago, after Don Alberto Becherano spent more than a decade perfecting his proprietary method of making what we believe to be the best tequila in the world.
Today, the family-owned and operated Cavas de Don Max handcrafts each batch of our award winning Tequila to exact standards for taste and smoothness. The taste of Cantera Negra sets it apart and comes from very specific practices established over the past decades.
The notable smoothness and richness that defines our taste starts in the hillsides of Jalisco, Mexico, were we grow our 100% blue agave plants in soils rich in volcanic rock. We know patience pays off, and we allow our blue agaves to fully mature, growing them on average 8 to 10 years before hand harvesting them. Then, we handcraft each batch of our Tequila, distilling it twice for extra smoothness. For all our Tequilas that are aged, our in-house coopers hand-craft oak barrels that provide the rich, round flavors for which we are known. Our aging process goes well beyond industry standards – up to five times longer – to create a smoothness found nowhere else.
Only after all of this can our Tequila go before the Becherano family tasting panel, who personally ensure the remarkable taste of Cantera Negra.