For an agave plant it takes from 7-12 years before they are ready for harvest.
When the agave is raw, it is very much like wood. So to convert the fibrous starches into sugar, the agave must be cooked.
While the agave is much softer now that it has been cooked, it still requires a lot of hard work to extract the juices, called aguamiel.
Once the aguamiel is placed in the fermentation tanks, the process of converting sugars into alcohol starts.
Distillation is the process of separating water from the musto muerto by using heat and condensation.