In order to avoid unfair competition through forgery or imitations, the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) is a certification given to unique products that have great quality and special characteristics exclusive to their geographical environment. It includes natural and human factors of each country.There are currently 14 products with Mexican PDO, a great example is our famous Tequila. Its name comes from the town Tequila in the state of Jalisco, where a special type of “agave” called Tequilana Weber Blue Variety is grown, which is the basic raw material for this drink. In combination with local conditions such as rainfall, climate and soil, our renowned drink is one of a kind and cannot be copied anywhere else.
Our other 13 products are:
- Olinalá: a wooden handcraft from Guerrero. It generally has very colorful decorations with animal or natural motifs.
- Mezcal: an agave drink from the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Durango, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí.
- Talavera: handcraft made out of clay from Puebla and Tlaxcala states.
- Bacanora: alcoholic beverage from Sonora extracted from different species of “tunas“.
- Veracruz and Chiapas coffee.
- Chiapas amber stones.
- Charanda: traditional distillate from Michoacán made from sugar cane.
- Sotol: alcoholic beverage made out of plants from Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango. It has been produced by the indigenous people of the region for over 800 years!
- Mango Ataulfo from Chiapas.
- Rice from Morelos.
- Vanilla from Papantla, Veracruz.
- Habanero pepper from Yucatán Peninsula: it is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world!