What is a Cristalino?
A Cristalino is a barrel-aged tequila (Reposado, Añejo or Extra Añejo) which has been carefully filtered for smoothness. As a result, the tequila loses its color but remains incredibly complex. It is inspired by the desire to create a more accessible expression of an aged tequila. Cristalinos offer the character and taste layers of aged tequilas, with the crystal-clear look and mixability of a Blanco.
Select and Distill
The finest blue agaves are hand-selected from the Beckmann family fields—the same fields that brought tequila to the United States 150 years ago. The agave piñas (hearts) are slow-roasted in traditional stone ovens, and their juices are fermented and double-distilled in copper pot stills.
Rest and Filter
Next, the tequila is rested in Eastern European oak barrels and finished in first-fill Cabernet Sauvignon casks from Napa Valley. As a final step in the process of this unique tequila, our Cristalino is slow-filtered for smoothness and crystal clarity.
POUR AND SAVOR
As you pour Gran Coramino Cristalino from its sleek and gently twisted bottle, take in the aroma of cooked agave. Notice the liquid’s clarity when you raise your glass. As you drink, taste the notes of vanilla bean, dark berries, and light spice. Enjoy.
Smooth, Balanced, Precise
Every step in the process of producing Gran Coramino is guided by our mission to make delicious, high-quality tequila. Our piñas are roasted with the precise amount of agave skin our citrusy base flavor requires. Our barrels are toasted to the precise degree that our flavor notes need. And our tequila is delicately filtered to create this smooth, balanced taste.