Montalvo Spirits has expanded distribution for its namesake Tequila to two more US states and is looking to take the brand international. 

Montalvo Tequila, which launched in New York state and California in April 2012, is now available in New Jersey, through MHW, and in Florida, via Antares, the company announced late last week. Montalvo’s CEO Alex Viecco said the states were the "logical next step" for the brand. 

“Our growth into new key markets is driven by increased recognition of the brand, through grassroots marketing efforts and by our success in spirits competitions,” added Viecco.

The company is also in talks to up its distribution throughout the US and internationally, it said, with additional wholesaler partnerships expected to be announced "early this summer".

Last month, it emerged that premium Tequila producers remain locked in a battle to get their products into China, as the country currently restricts the sale of distilled spirits containing more than two grams of methanol per litre.