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Arette (Areta in Occitan) is a French commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Aquitaine region of southwestern France. It is located in the arrondissement of Oloron-Sainte-Marie and is one of the six communes of the canton of Aramits: the other five being Ance, Aramits (commune), Féas, Issor, and Lanne-en-Barétous.

Arette (tequila)

Arette is a brand of Tequila produced by Tequila ARETTE de Jalisco founded in the 1900s by the Orendain family and run by Eduardo and Jaime Orendain since 1976. The name of the brand comes from ARETE which was the name of the horse that under Humberto Mariles won 1 bronze and 2 Gold Olympic medals in Jumping. The brand was introduced in 1986 to commemorate this event, which so far are the only Gold medals for Mexico in this discipline

The masters distillers Eduardo and Jaime Orendain, grandsons of Don Eduardo, represent the fifth generation producing tequila. Eduardo is also a former Mayor of the town of Tequila and is the current president of the National Chamber for the Tequila Industry (CNIT). Arette's El Llano distillery operates in the original building where the Orendain family history of Tequila production began in the early 1900s. El Llano was rebuilt in 1978 and today's Arette Tequila was created in 1986. It is located in the Tequila city center and is a focal point of its history.

Arette Tequila is only made from 100% Estate Agave. The Orendain brothers have always prioritized quality over quantity—they follow their grandfather’s footsteps by preserving the original artisanal practices and continue the family legacy of the highest quality Tequila.


The agave used in the production of Arette is exclusively cultivated in fields on the outskirts of the town of Tequila, Jalisco Mexico. This agave has relatively high fiber and low water content for a more full-bodied tequila.

Arette Blanco:

Features baked agave, floral and honey notes with a hint of black pepper. It has all the characteristics of a lowland tequila: mineral; citrus; salt and herbs. Opening flavor is robust and then becomes a clean and crisp tequila complementing a wide variety of foods. It is best served slightly chilled.

Arette Reposado: Golden in color with citrus, honey, flowers and peppery aromas. It has notes of earthy agave with a floral and vanilla finish. Known as “A tequila-valley tequila with a floral touch.” - Aged in oak barrels for over six months

Arette Añejo:

An elegant tequila with typical flavors from agave grown in the lowlands around the town of Tequila. Flowery violets are evident. Lemon and orange zest blends with elements of mint and raw agave. Opens soft and sweetly with orange and hints of oak. Has a long finish with black pepper and citrus.  

- Aged 14 months in barrels previously used for aging bourbon and whiskey.

Arette Artisanal Suave Made in small batches using only the heart of the Tequila distillate. Arette does not allow the heads and tails to re-enter the distillation process creating a smooth, cool, pleasant and sophisticated style. You can taste the difference.

Artisanal Blanco Suave: Aged in steel tanks for six months before it is bottled. This yields a smooth and elegant taste and adds a velvety soft nose. Aromas of agave, herbs, citrus, flowers and licorice mix in a delicate balance. A smooth entry, followed by herbs and honey and a lingering finish. A sophisticated non-aged tequila.

Artisanal Reposado Suave: Pale golden with citrus, grass, mint, flowers and traces of oak. Opens softly and relatively dry then passes into citrus notes with a slightly spicy finish. This is an excellent example of balance between the agave and the barrel. - 10 months rest in oak barrels.

Artisanal Añejo Suave: Pale amber brown in color. Citrus scented with hints of dried grass and exotic fruits. Aromas of almonds, walnuts and vanilla lead to a distinctive finish with hints of black pepper. A very smooth, elegant and complex Anejo. - Aged for a minimum of 20 months.

Arette Gran Clase Extra Añejo:

Gran Clase is an artisanal extra anejo tequila of the highest quality. Produced from the finest selection of our estate grown agave in very small quantities. twenty barrels per year, rested a minimum of 4 years.

A single-barrel tequila with each bottle hand numbered in the family distillery. The hue is dark amber, with notes of peach, citrus, vanilla and coffee. It opens with almond and chocolate then spreads in the month and ends with an exquisite finish of carmel, wood and vanilla. Its fine balance satisfies the most discriminating palettes.

Usage examples of "arette".

He lit another arette, his hand shaking a little as he lifted the match, then ptly he rose to his feet.

The air was steamy with the scent of coffee and bacon and arette smoke.

She heaved a raspy breath and reached for another cigcome on-line in a particular file would be the moral arette, but only held it between her fingers.