Gerardo Peña aka Lobo de la Sierra, was born in SF, California and grew up in the Western Sierra of Jalisco, where he met the agave spirits from the region, for a series of fortuitous reasons decided to return to California. Working close to wineries, he learned about fermentation and distillation, a motive that aroused his interest to return to the mountains of Jalisco and start his own plantations of lechugui lla (agave maximiliana) and his own vinata (distillery) 14 years ago.
His passion for working the land and its agaves with organic techniques different from those traditionally used in the region, granted the characteristic seal, helped his rapid identification and recognition for the quality and flavors of his distillate.
Vino del cerro, Espíritus de Jalisco
Exploring the traditional spirits from Sierra Occidental de Jalisco
Maximiliana, cultivated 9 years
Don Gerardo Peña “El Lobo de la Sierra”
Jacales, Sierra Occidental de Jalisco
Adobe oven with oak
Small corn mill
Plastic containers food grade and stone
Two distillations in stainless steel and alembic
Aroma: lavender, lemon grass, pineapple
Taste: lavender, lemon grass, pineapple
Texture: smooth and floral, fresh and bitter finish