Tequila is an alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily grown in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It is produced by cooking and distilling the juice from the heart of the agave plant, known as the "piña". Tequila must contain at least 51% agave to be labeled as such. There are different styles of tequila, including blanco (unaged), reposado (aged 2-12 months), añejo (aged 1-3 years), and extra añejo (aged over 3 years) each with its own unique flavor profile. Tequila is a staple of Mexican culture and is often served neat or used in cocktails.