Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s tequila brand, Calirosa, has launched its first-ever limited release, Cinco Años Extra Añejo. Last July, the brand launched with two expressions, Rosa Blanco and Anejo.
The Cinco Años Extra Añejo is the oldest aged tequila ever released by Calirosa. Made with 100% blue agave and aged for five years in California red wine barrels, the expression offers aromas of chocolate, hints of vanilla and marshmallow with light notes of wood oak to finish. It joins the brand’s lineup of red wine barrel-aged tequilas, which include Rosa Blanco, aged 30 days, Añejo, aged for 18 months and Extra Añejo, aged for 36 months in red wine barrels.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo serve as partners for Calirosa alongside the Real family. Since launching in 2021, Calirosa has served as an innovative fusion between Mexico’s heritage and spirit and California’s vibrant lifestyle and is now widely available across the United States.
“Working alongside our partners in the Real family, both the packaging and liquid were designed to honor the land, the agaves, the people, and the tequila-making traditions of Jalisco for generations,” says Behati Prinsloo.
“Our Cinco Años Extra Añejo was finished in our signature California red wine barrels and is the ultimate sipping tequila, with an aroma of rich chocolate, hints of vanilla, and wood oak on the finish. We’re excited to bring out a super-premium offering for a limited time,” adds Adam Levine.
Calirosa Cinco Años Extra Añejo is produced by the Real family within their Kosher-Certified facilities in Amatitán, Jalisco where they have been producing tequila since 1942. Real family patriarchs, Don Roberto and Don Fernando Real, have dedicated their entire lives to the production and commercialization of high-quality tequilas. Master Distiller Luis Trejo Rodriguez, a third-generation tequila maker, rounds out the team with more than 30 years of industry experience, holding the title of Master Distiller for 15 years.
While the tequila industry standard calls for agave with 22-24% sugar content, Calirosa handpicks only 100% Blue Weber agave (harvested in their peak at 7-9 years maturation) containing over 26% sugar content, resulting in a more balanced flavor profile. Brick ovens are then used by Calirosa to slowly cook the agaves to produce a more intense aroma and nuanced tasting profile. The liquid is fermented for up to 50 hours, twice distilled, and then aged in red wine barrels for additional infused flavor notes of cherry, red berries, and wood. The final product is then bottled and labeled with screen printed UV-cured ink, free of toxic, heavy metals to ensure there is no contamination.
Offered in highly limited quantities, Calirosa Cinco Años Extra Añejo will retail for $299 per 750ml bottle and will make its presale debut on May 5, 2022, via Total Wine Concierge, allowing members first access to purchase a bottle. Cinco Años Extra Añejo will also roll out to a variety of premium liquor stores, bars and restaurants across the United States, shortly thereafter.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.