The process to make Tequila Herencia Mexicana starts on the field when agave offshoots, called "pups", are separated from the mother plant and carefully transplanted. After 3 years' growth, they are prepared to be replanted in a new plot within the limits of the hacienda, where they are looked after for 6 or 7 more years. When a quiote (flower stalk) starts growing from the center of the plant, it is promptly cut off so it doesn't prevent the piƱa (plant core) from developing the full amount of sugars it will need for the fermentation stage.