Costa Tequila has announced its new añejo expression, the latest in a lineup of “Hi/Lo” blends of tequila.
Aged for 16 months in American Oak barrels, Costa’s Añejo has notes of roasted hazelnut, caramel, vanilla and brown sugar, and the aroma of agave, the company reports.
As the makers of a Hi/Lo blend of tequila, the Costa Tequila lineup consists of tequilas that bring together flavor profiles from 100% Blue Weber Agave sourced in two separate tequila regions in Jalisco, Mexico: Los Altos (the Highlands) and Valle de Tequila (the Lowlands).
Tequila from the Highlands mountainous region comes from higher altitude plants and produces fruitier, sweeter and softer notes and characteristics, while tequila from the Lowlands is produced at relatively lower elevations and delivers distinct peppery, earthy, spicy notes and characteristics, the company reports.
“We’re blending two very distinct flavor profiles with our añejo. While Highlands añejos are known for having more barrel notes than agave, añejos made in the Lowlands typically feature more agave flavors,” says Costa Tequila Founder Stephen Gavula III. “The blending of these traditional flavor profiles makes Costa’s Añejo a truly unique experience unlike any blend before.”
Costa launched in 2019. Today it is distributed in nine states. Consumers can find all three varieties of Costa Tequila, Añejo (SRP: $56.99), Blanco ($36.99) and Reposado ($39.99), at select retailers or online at costatequila.com.