sauza  
 

Tequila Sauza is one of the most storied tequila brands in the world.  They have had an immense influence in shaping tequila from the very first day they started.

 
  1800 tequila bottles  
 

Though there are many premium tequila brands today, 1800 Tequila is one of the most notable. Produced by Jose Cuervo, they were perhaps the first true premium brand on the market. Today, they are considered one of the finest tequilas available in the world. In fact, their Extra Anejo, 1800 Colección, is considered one of the best tequilas on the planet! 

 
  cuervo family  
 

The spirit we call Tequila was not native to the Americas but was actually introduced by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 1500s. However, it took a man named Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo to immortalize this drink and turn it into what has become one of the most popular spirits in the world including the Las Cruces and Mesilla areas that I call home!

 
  mesilla margarita2  
 

It was 1996 that Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo founded Casa Noble Tequila in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. At the time, tequila was starting to find new fans as consumer’s tastes began moving beyond a drink that was normally consumed (shot) with lime and salt. For those of us who were already in love with tequila, Casa Noble’s entrance into the industry was a welcome addition to the growing group of tequila-makers determined to produce fine spirits.

 
  don julio  
 

Julio Gonzalez-Frausto Estrada was only 17 years old in 1942 when he began distilling tequila, but he immediately showed a knack for it that ultimately created a legacy. Read on and find out how Don Julio Tequila became one of the most sought after brands of tequila on the market today.

Life, for Julio Gonzalez-Frausto Estrada started out typically enough. He was born in 1925 in the small town of Atotonilco, Jalisco, Mexico and worked from a young age at his uncle's distillery.