Inspired by Mexico´s post-revolutionary period, Severo Tequila evokes an era following severe hardship and struggle that led to a profound political, social and cultural transformation, which ended up clearly defining the country’s national identity. Don Roberto Orendain started the Tequilera Don Roberto in 1924 during the post-Mexican Revolution period, and it’s one of the last two proud heritage tequila businesses still owned by Mexicans (Cuervo is the other). The distillery’s Master Distiller, the founder’s son, has more than 70 years of tequila-making experience. Co-Master Distiller Stella Anguiano, formerly from Cuervo, is one of a growing number of female master distillers in the industry.
Cristalino style Tequila, a relatively new category, is oak-aged Tequila that's filtered with charcoal. It has become very popular in Mexico and is slowly becoming more popular in the United States. The Severo Añejo Cristalino is a lovely example, with aromatic notes of pears and apples, with a subtle stab of cocoa flower. It’s aged for 18 months in ex-Bourbon barrels, and then charcoal filtered, giving it a fresh zestiness.