El Alto (The Highlands)

Jalisco

El Alto (The Highlands) The Los Altos region of Jalisco is the second major tequila producing area in Mexico after the Tequila region. It’s also part of the country’s Ruta del Tequila. It’s iron-rich red earth and cooler climate are considered ideal for producing some of the best, and often sweeter tequilas. Some of the most famous premium tequilas sold in the US come from this area.

The Los Altos region has two main tequila producing towns: Arandas and the much smaller Atotonilco el Alto.