Excellia™ is made from 100% blue agave. This agave requires a lot of patience and care. Just like the vineyards produce quality grapes after 8 years, the agave plant needs 8 to 10 years before it reaches maturity.
Once the agave is considered ripe and ready (red marks on the piña), the « Jimador » cuts out by hand the long and sharp leaves and separates the piñas (the core of the agave) from the plant. The piñas are then loaded in a truck to be transported to the distillery: La Alteña.