Casa Komos Beverage Group (CKBG) has unveiled a new rose agave spirit offering, Tequila Komos Reposado Rosa. The first-of-its-kind rosé Tequila follows in the innovative footsteps of the brand’s initial Tequila Komos offering, an Anejo Cristalino which sold out of its first batch in fewer than 60 days.
Using a Blanco Tequila as its base, Tequila Komos Reposado Rosa is aged in once-used, red wine French oak barrels. Once the Tequila has gone through a purification process, mellowed, softened and picked up flavors and colors from the red wine barrels, giving it its pink hue, it is stored and gently tumbled in amphorae.
The spirit is then bottled in an opaque bottle, just like red wine, to preserve the delicate color and aromas of the Tequila. Each porcelain bottle is handmade using clay, with nods to the Mediterranean. The result is a first-of-its-kind rose Tequila that is round and plush on the palate and extremely smooth.
“Tequila Komos is changing the way people enjoy tequila,” said CKBG Partner Joe Marchese. “The demand for our ultra-luxury Añejo Cristalino has outpaced our expectations significantly, and Repo Rosa is continuing that trend,” he added.
Tequila Komos Reposado Rosa is slated to make its debut in May 2021, just in time for the summer season.
Last month, Molson Coors announced it has teamed up with Casa Komos Beverage Group to launch Tequila-based, ready-to-drink (RTD) canned cocktail Superbird in the United States. The agreement marks the American drink giant’s first foray into spirits-based RTD canned cocktails.
CKBG launched Superbird back in 2018. Coming in at 5.9% ABV, the canned cocktail is labeled as Paloma, and made with Tequila, grapefruit juice, agave nectar, and sparkling water. It contains no sugar or artificial ingredients.
Tequila Komos is the brainchild of Master Sommelier Richard Betts, who previously founded wine labels Betts & Scholl and Scarpetta as well as Sombra Mezcal, and entrepreneur Joe Marchese.