The founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Fausto Zapata and Vicente Cisneros, have announced their venture into the premium Tequila category with the launch of Dahlia Cristalino. The expression represents the Los Angeles-based brand‘s first new offering since the 2013 debut of their Mezcal and “honors the National Flower of Mexico in both spirit and substance,” says the company.
Tequila Dahlia is a 100% Blue Weber Agave Reposado Tequila, filtered through activated charcoal for balance and purity, resulting in a Cristalino expression. With the introduction of the Tequila, El Silencio hopes to inspire a new, burgeoning flock of discerning Tequila aficionados.
Hailing from Jalisco’s Tequila Valley, Dahlia’s journey begins with the finest estate grown 100% mature Blue Weber Agaves. Utilizing a meticulous production process, macerated agaves are cooked to optimize extraction while ensuring that no waste is left behind. The cooked agaves are then fermented using a proprietary yeast and distilled to achieve Dahlia’s distinctively rich character and aroma. The resulting Tequila is aged in fine White American Oak barrels for six months until it reaches the desired complexity of the most robust Reposados. The finishing step is purification through the most advanced activated charcoal filtration technology, reducing impurities and giving Dahlia its signature, clean flavor. The bottle design, standing tall and emblazoned with an illustrious crown of agave spears, is reminiscent of a vintage perfume decanter – an invitation to the delicate bouquet that blossoms from within.
Tequila Dahlia looks to bottle the magic of the Dahlia flower, honoring the beauty and diversity of its origin alongside the storied bloom that has been the object of love, lust, and war for centuries.
“We are delighted to introduce Tequila Dahlia to the world and to our growing portfolio of beloved agave spirits,” says Tequila Dahlia Co-Founder, Fausto Zapata. “We like to think of Dahlia’s arrival as the bright, playfully seductive balance to our darker, more mischievous mezcal, while, of course, maintaining a steadfast commitment to craft that consumers have come to expect from Silencio products.”
Dahlia is available for purchase via the brand’s official website for $39.99 per bottle.