Photographer Gray Malin has captured the agave fields of Don Julio as you have never seen them before in a series of aerial images.
Travelling to the highlands in Jalisco, Mexico, Malin captured once-in-a-lifetime aerial images, some of which he shot with custom-designed umbrellas alongside traditionally dressed jimadors to represent the legacy of Don Julio, one of Mexico’s most beloved tequila brands.
“I’ve loved Tequila Don Julio for a long time, so it was an honour to capture their stunning agave fields where the tequila-making process all begins,” shares Gray Malin.
“This was my first time shooting work above this type of landscape, and I was mesmerized by the geometric rows of the teal agave contrasted against the red soil. Experiencing the fields from this perspective, and the care that goes into each plant to produce every bottle is immensely impressive. It’s an art in itself.”
Eleven different images are available in the series, which are available now as prints or framed in sizes ranging from small to oversized via the Gray Malin website.
You can also mix up the official ‘Malin Margarita’ and enjoy the beauty of your own surroundings all summer long:
- 1.5 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
- .75 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
- .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- .5 oz Agave Syrup
- 4 Sage Leaves
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
“In the same way that Tequila Don Julio revolutionized the tequila category, Gray Malin has paved the way in photography with his signature aerial style and celebration of beautiful destinations all over the world,” shares Stacey Cunningham, Director of Tequila Don Julio.
“Gray creates for the love of it, just as Don Julio González did, and this partnership is a celebration of just that – creating Por Amor.”
The images will also be brought to life through an immersive pop-up event in the Hamptons in August that will offer guests the opportunity to experience the worlds of Gray Malin and Tequila Don Julio.