An agave-based spirit primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 kilometers (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western state of Jalisco. The volcanic soil in the region surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year.
Blanco ("white") or Silver
white spirit, un-aged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels
aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels of any size
Añejo ("aged" or "vintage")
aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in small oak barrels