The Beckmann Gonzalez family of Jalisco, Mexico and the Boisset family of Burgundy, France and California announced the launch of Casa Obsidiana, a collection of ultra-premium tequilas.

Casa Obsidiana honors the heritage of the Boissets and Beckmann Gonzalezes and their shared vision to pay tribute to modern Mexican art and culture as well as the history of tequila, in which the Beckmann family has been integral to the fabric and culture for eight generations, it says.

The Casa Obsidiana portfolio of tequilas ― comprising a Blanco, a Reposado and an Añejo ― are all made from 100% blue weber agave, presented in handcrafted ceramic bottles created by Mexican artisans, and adorned with its namesake obsidian stone.

“We have always been inspired by the culture of tequila and of Mexico at large, from its ancient history to its modern art,” said Jean-Charles Boisset, proprietor of the Boisset Collection and co-founder of Casa Obsidiana, in a statement. “We have known Jorge and Roberto and their family for more than two decades, and have always dreamt to create a tequila that united their family with ours. They bring the founding history of tequila, while we represent the heritage of wine and barrel-finishing. Together, we bring a distinctive, passionate and spiritual energy to the world of tequila that is distinctly ours and represents tradition and modernity.”

Roberto Beckmann, co-founder of Casa Obsidiana, added: “We are thrilled to partner with the Boisset team on a spirit that infuses old world values of tequila with new world, innovative finishing methods to produce a truly one-of-a-kind authentic tequila. Our goal is to bring forth a tequila that embodies everything that a modern Mexico represents ― art, culture, architecture, and a certain ‘modo de vivir.’”

Casa Obsidiana’s lineup of ultra-premium tequilas features:

●    Casa Obsidiana Blanco: Casa Obsidiana Blanco’s bottle shape, called Coa, is inspired by the agave piña, or the core of the agave plant that is roasted and fermented to become tequila. The youngest expression of the portfolio is aged for 16 days, creating an aroma of papaya, white flowers, vanilla, and allspice with a lush mouthfeel with notes of vegetation and black pepper.

●    Casa Obsidiana Reposado: The bottle shape of Casa Obsidiana Reposado is inspired by water’s fluid movement and ability to gently shape over time, with a color reminiscent of the blue weber agave plants. Aged for four months, the tequila features an aroma of hazelnut, toffee, charred peppers and stewed citrus. The palate provides tasting notes of warm baking spices, caramel and earthy agave. 

●    Casa Obsidiana Añejo: An ode to Mexican cubism, the Casa Obsidiana Añejo bottle’s rich red color represents the iron-rich volcanic earth of its estate agave fields. The Añejo is aged for 15 months and has an aroma of oak, coffee, clove and candied citrus. Tasting notes include butterscotch, cinnamon, raisins and roasted agave.

Casa Obsidiana now is available to purchase at select retailers, restaurants and cocktail lounges in California and Texas, and is set to launch in additional markets in 2024, the company says.