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Additive free • Family Owned • 100% Single Estate Blue Agave de Michoacan

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  • 100% Single Estate Blue Agave
  • 100% Additive Free
  • 100% Family Owned & Operated
  • NOM 1499

As a small family brand, you won't find us everywhere.  Mi Casa has always been an joy that is mostly shared through word of mouth.  

We are artisans based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We farm agave on our beautiful ranch in Michoacan Mexico where our founder, Ezequiel Duarte Rodriguez was raised.

We farm agave and make tequila because we can, not because we have to. To love tequila is to love the sun and the earth and dirt and the rain.  Mi Casa encapsulates all that.  In fact, we are the only single estate tequila from Michoacan in the US market.

Our tequilas are and will always be additive free and produced with the attention to detail that respects the agave.  We steam cook our agaves and distill them twice in stainless steel.  After, we let our blanco sit for 6 months before bottling which accounts for it's structure and silky smooth finish.  Our rested expressions are aged in Jack Daniels barrels for 10 (Reposado) and 30 months (Añejo). 



Mi Casa Blanco

2011 Monterrey Tequila Harvest - Silver Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
2011 Spirits of Mexico - Silver Medal
2012 New York International Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
2013 The Fifty Best List - Gold Medal
2014 San Francisco International Spirits Competition - Double Gold

Mi Casa Reposado

2011 New York International Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
2012 New York International Spirits Competition - Bronze Medal
2013 The Fifty Best List - Double Gold


Mi Casa Añejo

2011 New York International Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
2012 New York International Spirits Competition - Bronze Medal
2013 Craft Spirits Awards - Gold Medal

Portfolio Awards

2011 Monterrey Tequila Harvest - People's Choice Award
2012 New York International Spirits Competition - Tequila Distillery of the Year


Our Story

Now there are different versions of this story but you should know that agave has a long history, recorded by the Aztecs and other Meso American religions.

Sean Ludford of offers a beautiful recount:

"Long ago, in earth earliest days, humans found their world bathed in darkness. The evil goddess Tzintzimitl had consumed the sun and all its light. Quetzalcoatl, the god of redemption and giver of life, was angered by Tzintzimitl’s deed and ascended to the heavens to give battle. While pursuing Tzintzimitl he discovered Mayahuel, her beautiful granddaughter who was being held against her will.

Quetzalcoatl instantly fell in love with Mayahuel and returned to earth with her at his side. This infuriated Tzintzimitl and she searched everywhere for the pair. They were forced to hide and scurry from place to place keeping one step ahead of the evil goddess. Weary of running, Quetzalcoatl determined to disguise himself and Mayahuelas branches on a tree carefully positioned so the breeze would cause the two branches to sweep and caress each other. This scheme was eventually discovered and in a fit a rage Tzintzimitl ripped the branch possessing the soul of Mayahuel from the tree and broke it in to tiny pieces. Devastated, Quetzalcoatl slew Tzintzimitl returning light to this world but his love was gone.

He buried the pieces of the broken branch and drenched the ground in his tears giving life to the first agave plant. Quetzalcoatl drank the plant’s sweet nectar but it gave him little joy until the gods bestowed “special” properties to the agave to comfort Quetzalcoatl’s heart and soul."

The Aztecs believed that when you drank the 'pulque' which is the natural nectar of agave, that the 'spirit' of Mayahuel resided inside, therefore the consumption of agave's juices were used then ceremonially and with great respect for for the 'spirit.'

As farmers, it's easy to romanticize agave.  We expend tremendous amounts of time and energy caring for our agave and exert the same amount of heart capturing the spirit of love, patience and sacrifice that is Mi Casa Tequila.

We are a small family business that started back in the year 2000, shortly after my grandfather Ezequiel Rodriguez lost his battle to pancreatic cancer.  If you've ever lost a parent that you loved, you know that words never feel adequate enough to honor them.  So my father took action.

The ambition and vision it took to turn his father's bare grazing land into a sea of ashen green agave, could only be realized with heart...and with help.  No one person is responsible for Mi Casa Tequila.  It is truly a family venture where everyone involved does whatever must be done so we can provide our beloved children with the love, attention and resources they need to manifest their full potential.

Welcome to Mi Casa.

- Arthur 'Eli' Rodriguez, aka The Spirit Ambassador

Here are scenes from the VIRTUAL REALITY ART WORK inspired by Quetzacoatl, Mayahuel and Mi Casa Tequila. View the experience in Google Tiltbrush (requires desktop VR and Tiltbrush).


Honest Lou says...

Most readers know me as a blanco lover, and trust me when I say that ‘Mi Casa’ is a clean, tasty, delicious blanco, and it’s now one of my very favorites, and this needs to be sampled by blanco purists.



ezequiel RODRIGUEZ

Quick to smile and brimming with hospitality, Ezequiel has created a steady source of income and employment for the community surrounding our plantation.  

Ezequiel is always planning for a progressive future for the younger generations and has accomplished his initial goal, of making the land productive as well as to produce a tequila that is distinctive.  


Carmen, a person who wears many hats, her focus is on supporting all aspects of our company, whether its dealing with the CRT or with ABC, the plantation or distillery, she is our liaison in the community and oversees the marketing and sales division of our company, 1933 Spirits, LLC.

Carmen enjoys spending her free time with her family, reading and gardening.   



Cristina is head of Sales, Marketing, Events and Advertising. 

With a strong background in creative design, she is instrumental in brand development, label design, and current and developing marketing campaigns.

Cristina is driven by future projects on the family plantation which hope to incorporate art and creative expression into sustainable eco housing solutions.


Eli is a creative consultant and artist working with emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Eli hosts a podcast titled 'The Spirit Ambassador' where he and his co-host Osei Ovid discuss life philosophically.  Eli is a dedicated father and acts as the Art Director for 1933 Spirits.  

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