JALISCO, Mexico. (November 14, 2023) - The Beckmann Gonzalez family of Jalisco, Mexico and the Boisset family of Burgundy and California, today announced the launch of Casa Obsidiana, a collection of ultra-premium tequilas uniting one vision from two families to create the world’s most refined, exquisite tequila. Casa Obsidiana honors the heritage of the Boissets and Beckmann Gonzalezes and their shared vision to pay tribute to modern Mexican art and culture as well as the history of tequila, in which the Beckmann family has been integral to the fabric and culture of for eight generations. The Casa Obsidiana portfolio of tequilas – comprising a Blanco, a Reposado, and an Añejo – are all made from 100% Blue Weber agave. They are presented in one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bottles created by Mexican artisans, and adorned with its namesake obsidian stone.
Casa Obsidiana has been crafted by a trio of masters: A master tequilero, a master vintner, and masters in the tequila world. For this new venture, Jean-Charles Boisset, a world leader in wine hailing from Burgundy with wineries in France and California, joined forces with Jorge and Roberto Beckmann Gonzalez, who have inherent expertise from over 260 years of family experience in tequila making. Together they sought to unite their own mastery and artistry in the craft of tequila and winemaking to create an incredibly smooth yet complex spirit that focuses on the locality of the ingredients. Francisco Quijano, renowned master tequilero, crafted the liquid inside Casa Obsidiana’s elegant bottles, uniting Boisset’s expertise in fine wine and barrel-finishing with the Beckmann Gonzalez family legacy in tequila.
“We have always been inspired by the culture of tequila and of Mexico at large, from its ancient history to its modern art,” says Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of the Boisset Collection and Co-Founder of Casa Obsidiana. “We have known Jorge and Roberto and their family for more than two decades and have always dreamt to create a tequila that united their family with ours. They bring the founding history of tequila, while we represent the heritage of wine and barrel-finishing. Together, we bring a distinctive, passionate and spiritual energy to the world of tequila that is distinctly ours and represents tradition and modernity.”
Casa Obsidiana is crafted at the base of the Volcán de Tequila from estate-grown, 100% Blue Weber agave from the Beckmann Gonzales family’s extraordinary estates that span multiple terroirs across thousands of acres. The agave originates from the same line of mother plants that spawned tequila over 300 years ago. After the distillation process, the tequila is aged in the French Oak fine wine barrels that once held Boisset’s Napa Valley Chardonnay – a process that imparts a nuanced flavor of smooth vanilla. Each Casa Obsidiana tequila utilizes the house’s proprietary yeast strain, which has been cultivated for 45 years, to create a premium tequila that is meant to be sipped and savored.
Casa Obsidiana’s lineup of ultra-premium tequilas include:
● Casa Obsidiana Blanco: Casa Obsidiana Blanco’s bottle shape, called Coa, is inspired by the agave piña, or the core of the agave plant that is roasted and fermented to become tequila. The youngest expression of the portfolio is aged for 16 days, creating an aroma of papaya, white flowers, vanilla, and allspice with a lush mouthfeel with notes of vegetation and black pepper. $190
● Casa Obsidiana Reposado: The bottle shape of Casa Obsidiana Reposado is inspired by water’s fluid movement and ability to gently shape over time, with a color reminiscent of the Blue Weber agave plants. Aged for four months, the tequila features an aroma of hazelnut, toffee, charred peppers, and stewed citrus. The palate provides tasting notes of warm baking spices, caramel, and earthy agave. $250
● Casa Obsidiana Añejo: An ode to Mexican cubism, the Casa Obsidiana Añejo bottle’s rich red color represents the iron-rich volcanic earth of its estate agave fields. The Añejo is aged for 15 months and has an aroma of oak, coffee, clove, and candied citrus. Tasting notes include butterscotch, cinnamon, raisins, and roasted agave. $330
Casa Obsidiana is now available online for tequila connoisseurs and collectors to purchase, and will soon launch in select retailers, restaurants, and cocktail lounges in California and Texas, as well as in additional markets in 2024.
About Casa Obsidiana
Casa Obsidiana is the ultra-premium tequila brand co-founded by two families: The Beckmann Gonzalez family, known for their historic and monumental contributions to the tequila industry, and the Boisset family, helmed by Jean-Charles Boisset, the renowned vintner with wineries on two continents. The two families joined together with one shared vision of creating a line of ultra-premium tequilas that are inspired by the elements of modern Mexico and the heritage art of tequila.
About Boisset Collection
Boisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries and lifestyle destinations bound together by a common cause: Authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future, and the land and people essential to their existence. It has more than 26 historical and prestigious still and sparkling wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including Burgundy, Beaujolais, Jura, the Rhône Valley, the south of France, and California’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley.
To find out more about Casa Obsidiana, including where to seek out a bottle near you, visit: www.casaobsidiana.com
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