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Tequila Tasting Notes: Featuring "Cantera Negra"

Cantera Negra stands out from other distilleries because of its decade-long practices of tequila-making. Cantera Negra is also part of Cavas de Don Max, which is family-owned and -operated. 


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The magic happens in Jalisco, Mexico, where Cantera Negra grows its 100% blue agave plants. The blue agave fully mature in the volcanic rock-rich soil and are harvested at their peak. 



Majestic agaves where Cantera Negra’s tequilas are born (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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Blue agaves are planted eight to ten years prior to harvesting. Each batch of tequila in Cantera Negra is handcrafted and distilled twice. They also use in-house coopers and hand-crafted oak barrels to complete the creation of the flavors.

A New Generation of Tequila Makers

Cantera Negra was founded more than forty years ago and gained fame through the work of Don Alberto Becherano and the perfection of his proprietary method. Before any of their tequilas make it onto store shelves,  they go through the Becherano family tasting panel.



Cantera Negra’s tequilas are all-natural and made using 100% blue agave (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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The tequila brand itself was a tough secret to crack for Lance Gildner and Team Buckeye. After tasting the tequila for the first time on a trip in 2006, Lance sought to bring it to America, and after nine years trying to learn the name of the tequila, he finally got answers. 

Lance met with the family of the distillers and they agreed to provide him with an exclusive license to import. After a few more years of preparation, the tequila came to America in 2015 under the name of Cantera Negra.


Experience the Next Level of Tequila Drinks


Cantera Negra has produced many batches of award-winning tequila. Having high standards for flavor and smoothness is what Cantera Negra’s reputation is all about. They offer tequila options that are notable and memorable to drink.



Taste your favorite spirits, liquors, liqueurs, and more at tasting events (Photo from Giovanna Gomes via unsplash.com)

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Like Cantera Negra, Social Scene values creating lasting memories through top-quality drinks. You can find out more about Cantera Negra and its tequilas through our events at WhiskeyTastingFestivals.com. Join now and be part of a community where like-minded people celebrate their love for tequila and other spirits!

100% Blue Agave Tequilas From Cantera Negra


1. Cantera Negra Silver


One of the top tequila bases for any recipe (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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This is the purer and more refined variety of the distillery’s Elixir de Agave spirit. Crystal clear in look and very light in taste, you can find hints of citrus and earthy notes in this tequila made from only the finest batches.

2. Cantera Negra Reposado



A great tequila for sipping or to use as a high-end base (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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This reposado is aged for nearly a year and is one of the bottles sent to the Becherano family tasting panel for approval. Its flavor has notes of vanilla and oak, with a more refined taste than the silver.

3. Cantera Negra Añejo



Offers a different flavor from the usual añejos (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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This añejo is aged from 30 to 36 months and offers a smooth taste. Through the aging process, the tequila develops cooked agave flavors and a woody vanilla finish, so get ready for a unique and fun drinking experience!

4. Cantera Negra Extra Añejo



Nothing in the market compares (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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This is the flagship tequila of Cantera Negra, and it has set extremely high standards for smooth, rich tequilas. This tequila, aged for a minimum of 48 months, has been compared to the finest bourbons. 


5. Cantera Negra Café Liqueur

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Best on the rocks or as a shooter (Photo from Cantera Negra Tequila’s Facebook page)

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This coffee liqueur is 40 proof and strengthens Cantera Negra’s reputation for smooth liqueurs. It is refreshing and sweet with hints of mocha and is sure to provide your needed dose of sweetness and coffee.


Continuing the Legacy of Great Tequila


Cantera Negra continues to produce wonderful tequilas for people to enjoy. Their unique, hands-on approach allows them to create a deep and personal relationship with their tequilas. It takes a lot of training, character, experience, and passion to make the flavors that Cantera Negra does, and the results do not disappoint.

Where to Buy

Cantera Negra

Cantera Negra Available Locations

Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits, Indianapolis, IN

Pike's Wine & Liquor, Elmont, NY

Prime Wine & Liquor, Suffolk, NY

Williamstown Super Buy Rite, Williamstown, NJ

Tulsa Hills Wine Cellar, Tulsa, OK

Canal's Bottlestop, Marlton, NJ

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Harrisburg, PA

West Deptford Super BuyRite, Deptford, NJ

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Grechelle Magbanua

Professional Content Writer

Social Scene


Topics: tequila content