Tequila is a Mexican liquor that tastes lika a burning river. It is derived from a plant that has defined the Mexican Landscape: the blue agave.
Tequila inherited its name from the Jalisco valley where this beverage has been produced for centuries. It is also the name of a mountain and the town which is home to several distilleries that produce this robust liquor.
The name is Náhuatl in origin, deriving from tequitl, which means work or trade, and tlan, which means place. So even its name evokes its laborious production process and the place where it is carried out. It also aludes to the specific task of cutting the plants, as the word tequio means fieldwork.