Tequila Orendain is a tequila producer based in the Jalisco region of Mexico, the spirit's home. It was founded in 1926 when Don Eduardo Orendain, the founder of the Tequila Regulatory Council, purchased a run-down distillery called La Mexicana.
The Orendain family has worked in tequila production since the 1840s. The company now farms more than 5000 hectares (12,500 acres) of blue agave, including the prestigious site el Cerro de Tepecoste.
Most of the agave "pineapples" are cooked for 48 hours in masonry ovens, with some in quicker autoclave ovens, to release the molasses that is then fermented and distilled. All of the premium Tequilas are triple distilled.
The portfolio includes the typical white, añejo, and reposado tequilas at several different tiers of quality. The top range is the Gran Orendain series, made from agave in the best fields. Tequila Orendain also makes several different liqueurs based on tequila.