Polished Palate Biography


Mario Echanove is the Operation Manager of Casa San Matias and participates as Counselor of the Tequila Chamber (CNIT), where, over the past two years has coordinated Ecology Commission for the industry. He is also Alternate Counselor on the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT).

During his nine years working in the Tequila Industry Mario has developed brands 100% of Agave including Orgullo de Pueblo Viejo Añejo, San Matias Gran Reserva Extra Añejo and Legado Reposado.

Mario is considered a Master Distiller. His passion for tequila was born when he started working in Agave fields. During that experience he talked with agave growers and learned about their culture. He later he got involved in the production process where he obtained the knowledge that high quality tequilas are made with the traditional process, the best agaves selection, good manufacturing practice, and the hard work of people passionate about making tequila.

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