After watching a number of previous Casa Noble premium Tequila videos introduced by Carlos Santana here comes yet another one. It may surprise some that certain Tequilas are aged in casks or barrels, much like wine. Carlos states in the beginning he can appreciate Casa Noble not rushing or forcing its Tequila process much like his own music. In other words, it has its own rhythm, its own timing. Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo welcomes Santana to the barrel house where they are now resting (aging). Casa Noble prides itself in using French white oak barrels instead of the standard oak barrels.
Not all Tequila is aged, only the Reposado and Anejo Tequilas. The Reposados are aged from two months to a year. Anejos are aged for two years. Their single barrel selects are aged up to for five years. Anything aging after that time the quality of Tequila starts to decline. Pepe talks about one barrel being four years old. It will be the one he wants Carlos to sample. This particular barrel is what they call the “angels’share”, because it is what the angels have left for them. All of the barrels are sealed by the Tequila Regulatory Council. They are the ones who control and verify Casa Noble’s operations. After looking at the color of the Anejo Tequila, Pepe and Carlos share a glass each and offer a “Salud.”