It all begins with the Weber Blue Agave grown in the Highlands of Jalisco. Here, the red clay soil produces a larger, sweeter agave heart that gives Exotico® its floral, well-rounded taste. Ever so slowly the agave plants rise, taking anywhere from 7 to 15 years to reach full maturity. Even then, only the best are chosen. Once selected, the distinct leaves are trimmed with a long-handled hoe-like tool called a “coa” leaving only the “pina” – a spherical, pineapple-shaped heart.