Preserving the Pristine Spirit: Tequila Free of Deforestation in Jalisco
Nestled within the heart of Mexico, the state of Jalisco boasts rich natural landscapes that have, unfortunately, been under siege due to the conversion of forests and jungles into agricultural plots. This rampant transformation, primarily driven by the cultivation of Blue Agave, has led to an alarming loss of wild land. Every year, approximately 40,000 acres of once-vibrant wilderness succumb to commercial expansion, casting shadows on the delicate balance between human progress and environmental preservation.
In response to this critical issue, a pioneering collaboration between the state government and the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) has emerged as a beacon of hope. Their collective initiative seeks to combat the ever-encroaching deforestation resulting from the relentless planting of Agave. The primary aim of this comprehensive plan is to achieve a remarkable feat by the year 2027: the complete elimination of Blue Agave plants that have contributed to the degradation of natural forests. With this ambitious vision in mind, each bottle of tequila produced will proudly bear a seal attesting to the fact that the agave within was cultivated without contributing to the decimation of any natural land.
Amid this noble endeavor, Ruisenor tequila stands as a steadfast ally in the pursuit of sustainable practices. Beyond aligning with the government’s mission, Ruisenor is dedicated to fostering an environment where tequila production thrives while respecting the land that nurtures it.
However, their commitment doesn’t merely rest at the surface. Recognizing the complex tapestry of environmental challenges that come with agave cultivation, Ruisenor has delved deeper into the realm of responsible farming. Within this exploration, two critical issues surface.
The first revolves around the detrimental effects of agrochemical runoff, which wreak havoc on the local ecosystem and communities. In a departure from conventional methods, Ruisenor chooses to tread lightly on the Earth. Their agaves are nurtured exclusively with 100% organic fertilizers, mitigating long-term soil impacts and preventing the chemical leaching that often contaminates local water supplies. It’s a testament to their dedication to nurturing both the land and the communities that thrive alongside it.
The second issue calls for a balancing act: how to foster agave growth while tackling the relentless onslaught of weeds, pests, and diseases. As the rhythm of seasonal rains approaches, Ruisenor’s fields are treated with organic herbicides. These conscientious alternatives, though less potent than their chemical counterparts, hold a key advantage: they leave the soil unharmed. Subsequently, local laborers, along with the aid of freely wandering horses, meticulously inspect the growing agaves. This labor-intensive approach may not yield rapid profits, but for Ruisenor, prioritizing the vitality of the soil transcends short-term gains.
In the heart of Jalisco, Ruisenor tequila stands not just as a product, but as a symbol of harmonious coexistence between human innovation and the natural world. With each sip of their tequila, patrons not only savor the spirit of Mexico but also contribute to a legacy of responsible stewardship, where the integrity of the land remains as untarnished as the tequila it yields.