Casa San Matias
Jalisco, MexicoWebsite Facebook Twitter
Awards & Recognition
- Double Gold Award at 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Where to Buy
THL: What is it?
Pueblo Viejo Anejo is a budget-friendly tequila offering from Casa San Matias and produced with agave grown in the highlands of Tepatitlan and aged for 18 months in American oak.
THL: Why should you try it?
Pueblo Viejo Anejo is a great example of how looks can be deceiving. The bottle's humble label and modest pricing hide one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets. Casa San Matias produce a stunning line of tequilas (their crown jewel Rey Sol Extra Añejo sells for more than $350). With more than 120 years of experience, they are able to produce an añejo that blows others in the same price range out of the water.
THL: Who makes it?
Casa San Matias was first founded in 1886 by Don Delfino Gonzalez in a small town west of Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico. A new distillery was built in the 1950s in Ojo de Agua above 6,000 feet amongst arguably the best land for growing agave with a reliable source of pure spring water. They also produce Pueblo Viejo Blanco, Pueblo Viejo Reposado, Rey Sol Extra Añejo, Orgullo Pueblo Viejo, San Matias Gran Reserve Tequila Extra Añejo, and Carmessi Tequila Reposado.
THL: What does it taste like?
Dark chocolate, plum, caramel, vanilla, and almonds
THL: How should you drink it?
This sweet and herbaceous tequila works wonders in herbal fruit cocktails like the Tequila Tangerine Dream:
2 ounces Pueblo Viejo Tequila Anejo
1 ounce simple syrup
1 tangerine (1/2 for juice and 1/2 for tangerine slices)
2 sprigs fresh lavender
Peel the tangerine. Juice half of it, and set the juice aside. Remove pith from the other half, and cut into small pieces. Put tangerine at the bottom of a tall glass; add the syrup, juice, and some lavender petals. Muddle this mixture. Pour in tequila. Pack crushed ice on top, and top off with club soda. Garnish with lavender sprigs or tangerine twists.