Our founder descended from the most renowned of the Tequila families

tequila had always been part of his name and part of his life.  having spent almost two decades producing tequila the time had come for him to pursue his dream and start his own tequila.  that day was new years 1959

On January 1st, 1959

don jorge salles cuervo pursues his dream and establishes his own tequila. he calls it el tequileño to honor the birthplace of tequila

On January 1st, 1959

don jorge salles cuervo pursues his dream and establishes his own tequila. he calls it el tequileño to honor the birthplace of tequila

1961

La Capilla chooses El Tequileño Blanco as the preffered Tequila in La Batanga

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1961

La Capilla chooses El Tequileño Blanco as the preffered Tequila in La Batanga

Try Our Cocktail La Batanga

1970

Don Jorge invites his son Juan Antonio to join the family business

1970

Don Jorge invites his son Juan Antonio to join the family business

2000

Don Jorge passes away, leaving his legacy and traditions in the hands of his family 

2000

Don Jorge passes away, leaving his legacy and traditions in the hands of his family 

2005

To carry on his father and grandfathers legacy Jorge Antonio Salles "Tony" joins El Tequileño

2005

To carry on his father and grandfathers legacy Jorge Antonio Salles "Tony" joins El Tequileño

2008

the management of the distillery and the title of master distiller is passed on to tony

2008

the management of the distillery and the title of master distiller is passed on to tony

2009

El Tequileño turns 50 and celebrates the golden anniversary by launching El Tequileño 50 Aniversario

2009

El Tequileño turns 50 and celebrates the golden anniversary by launching El Tequileño 50 Aniversario

2017

Paradise Spirits acquires El Tequileño to share Mexico's best kept secret with the world

2017

Paradise Spirits acquires El Tequileño to share Mexico's best kept secret with the world

2018

El Tequileño distillery expansion and Casa Salles Boutique Hotel construction commenced

2018

El Tequileño distillery expansion and Casa Salles Boutique Hotel construction commenced

2018

Recognized for his lifetime achievement, Juan Antonio Salles is bestowed the Title of Gran Tequilero by the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry. to date only 4 people have been awarded this designation

2018

Recognized for his lifetime achievement, Juan Antonio Salles is bestowed the Title of Gran Tequilero by the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry. to date only 4 people have been awarded this designation

2018

El Tequileño creates the world's first reposado rare

2018

El Tequileño creates the world's first reposado rare

2019

Casa Salles Hotel Boutique will be opening at the site of the distillery to share the ultimate Tequila experience

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2019

Casa Salles Hotel Boutique will be opening at the site of the distillery to share the ultimate Tequila experience

Visit Casa Salles