Luxury Chocolate Box Celebrates Extra Añejo Family Reserve.
This Valentine’s Day, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia® has partnered with celebrated chocolatier, MarieBelle, on a limited-edition collection of luxuriously decadent ganache chocolates. The bespoke one-of-a-kind gift set celebrates a dedication to world-class art and culinary excellence, beautifully housed in an exquisite blue box with a black & gold tie. Featuring a rich extra añejo tequila-infused dark and milk chocolate, the collection highlights the Jose Cuervo family tasting ritual of pairing the highest quality reserve tequila with dark chocolate to unlock the flavors hidden within the ultra-complex spirit.
On the 200th anniversary of Jose Cuervo, the company started to share their special reserve tequila with the world. Bottles of Reserva de la Familia have been released each year in hand-painted boxes featuring the artwork of a Mexican artist. Sharing in its passion for craftsmanship and the finest ingredients, NYC-based MarieBelle harmonized the flavors of the tequila and chocolate to create edible works of art with delicate flavor notes of caramel, nuts, vanilla, cinnamon and tobacco. Dark chocolate shell paintings celebrate past artists from the Reserva de la Familia collection: Ricardo Pinto, Sergio Hernandez and Pablo Vargas Lugo.
“MarieBelle was created based on my passion for discovering and sharing new flavors that reinvent how my customers enjoy chocolate. When I received my first box of Reserva de la Familia, it was such an adventure to unwrap the beautiful packaging and taste the extraordinary tequila. I could see immediately how our fine chocolate flavor notes would perfectly compliment this extra aged tequila. Furthermore, I love that my chocolate and this tequila both have shared Mayan and Aztec roots.”
– MARIBEL LIEBERMAN, FOUNDER AND CHOCOLATIER OF MARIEBELLE NEW YORK
“As a Master Tequilera, I always encourage guests to take a bite of dark chocolate whenever I conduct a tasting of Reserva de la Familia as part of our full sensory experience. Chocolate and tequila share the same Mexican heritage, so it is only natural that chocolate would enhance the aromas and flavors of tequila.”
– SONIA ESPINOLA, DIRECTOR OF HERITAGE OF THE JOSE CUERVO FOUNDATION
The MarieBelle x Reserva de la Familia assorted chocolate ganache box sets are now available for a limited time at MarieBelle’s Soho NYC store and online at MarieBelle.com. The 100-piece box retails for $290 and the 16-piece box retails for $55.
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