Casa Tradicion, a Mexico-based company that produces hand-crafted tequilas, together with its US importer Tequilas Premium, has expanded the line of Clase Azul Tequilas footprint in the US.

Currently available in 22 states throughout the US, the Clase Azul Tequilas will now be made available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Hawaii, Washington and South Carolina.

Created by Casa Tradicion master distiller Arturo Lomeli, the Clase Azul Tequila is a blend of organic agave, which is cooked under steam in brick ovens to give deep flavor, and yeast strain.

Clase Azul Tequila is distilled in copper pot stills and filtered thrice for a smooth finish.

The line of Clase Azul Tequilas includes three tequilas – Clase Azul Plata, Clase Azul Reposado and Clase Azul Ultra, and a La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila Liqueur.

For introduction in Hawaii, Washington and South Carolina, Tequilas Premium will work with Southern Wine & Spirits.

Southern Wine & Spirits Hawaii executive vice president and general manager Warren Shon said Clase Azul will be right at home in its state’s luxury hotels and restaurants.

Tequilas Premium will work with MS Walker to introduce the line of tequilas into Massachusetts and Rhode Island and with Eder Brothers for Connecticut market.

MS Walker Massachusetts sales director Roger Biron said the company is happy to introduce the brand into its tequila portfolio.

"The strength of the brand, Clase Azul, is evident when mentioning it to account, many of whom will order it sight unseen. This white-hot category is a prime profit center for any level of restaurant, bar or club," Biron added.

Tequilas Premium president John Hanson said the company has been strategically introducing Clase Azul to the appropriate markets at the right time, and that has been paying off.

"Our partnerships with Southern Wine & Spirits and our other distributors have been growing strong as the brand continues its terrific journey," Hanson added.