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Protected designation of origin for a spirit which, along with pulque, is considered the national drink in Mexico. It originates from the area around the city of Tequila in the state of Jalisco and is a form of the agave spirit Mezcal (Aztec "The House of the Moon"). The basic product is the "heart" of the blue agave (Agave tequilana Weber), which thrives particularly well in the origin-protected area in the regions of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Tamaulipas. A sweet, honey-like juice is extracted from the "piña", the pineapple-like core, and tequila is distilled from it.

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