We have an outstanding collection of world-leading tequila brands in our portfolio. Carefully crafted in Mexico from Agave Weber Blue Variety and enjoyed by consumers worldwide. Tequila is our third largest area of business globally, preceded by Scotch and beer.

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Tequila Brands

Our tequila brands

Tequila brands that travel the world

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Premium tequila

Diageo premium tequilas embody the essence of Mexican craftmanship and tradition, offering connoisseurs an unparalleled sensory experience. Each bottle represents a blend of carefully selected agave, masterful distillation, and meticulous aging process, resulting in smooth, rich flavours that linger on the palate.

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Tequila Origins: Blending art with science

Most of the liquid that makes up our iconic tequila brands comes from blue agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and surrounding areas. The production is a craft that balances art with science, and each bottle we sell has gone through a six-step process of cultivation and cutting, cooking, milling, fermentation, distillation, and maturation.

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An opportunity for growth

The popularity of tequila is on the rise among consumers, representing a great opportunity to drive growth. In F23, our tequila net sales grew 19%, driven by Don Julio and Casamigos in North America, and we’re well positioned to bring this increasingly popular spirit to consumers worldwide.

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F23 performance for Diageo tequila


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Investing for tomorrow

We see tequila as an opportunity to continue driving growth. To support future category expansion and drive sustainable growth, we’re investing in key areas.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and replenishment projects in Jalisco

  • In F23, we launched a project to harvest rainwater through systems installed in 40 schools. These will provide drinking water to over 7,000 students in Jalisco.
  • In F23, we built two wetlands with a capacity to replenish more than 268,000 m3 of water for communities in Jalisco, Mexico.

Building thriving communities

  • In F23, Diageo and Don Julio partnered with authorities in Jalisco and different municipalities to support and extend efforts to prevent underage drinking.
  • Through our brands, we’re present at in Los Altos every year to help promote positive drinking.

New technologies to drive efficiency in our operations

  • We have introduced drones that can count the number of agave plants in a field and identify which plants need water. The drones are driving efficiency and ensuring the safety of our workers who used to manually spray the agave fields.
  • Through new or upgraded biomass boilers in Mexico, tequila was the biggest contributor to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in F23.

Improving water efficiency in our operations

  • We will replenish over 100% of water used in our tequila operations by end of 2025.
  • In F23, by identifying which agave plants need the pesticide and fertilizer water mix and how much, our drones contributed to water savings of close to 5.5 million liters.
  • We have broken new ground on a wastewater treatment plant at our Atotonilco-Charcón site in Mexico, which will help deliver water efficiency improvements.

Digitalising our tequila supply chain

  • We designed and implemented the first-ever digital planning tool on tequila-aged liquid.
  • We introduced an advanced supply planning tool, which should enable us to drive end-to-end scenario planning and inventory optimisation.

New distilleries and facilities

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The first tequila to receive an ARA certification

In 2021, Don Julio Blanco tequila became the first tequila product to receive the Environmentally Responsible Agave (ARA) Certification from the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) and the Government of the State of Jalisco, Mexico. The certification assures consumers that the tequila they are drinking has been manufactured in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner with no deforestation in the production process.

In 2022, Diageo and Don Julio were also granted the Bosque Urbano Award as recognition for being a company that doesn’t carry out deforestation to produce cardboard boxes.

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