Agave’s history and culture are deeply rooted in Mexico's heritage. Ancient Aztecs worshiped Mayahuel, the goddess of the Agave, and her husband Patecatl, the god of Pulque, a vitamin-rich beverage fermented from the sap of the Agave plant.
While the consumption of Pulque was typically reserved for religious ceremonies, the Agave plant was utilized for food, sugar, shoes, soap, building supplies and even medicine.
Most link the beginning of Agave distillation to the Spanish invasion in the early 1500s. When the Spanish conquistadors began to run low on their own brandy, they began to distill Agave, creating what we know today as Mezcal. In around 1600, the Marquis of Altamira began producing tequila at the first known factory in Jalisco, and in 1758, the Cuervo family became the first people to commercially distill tequila.Learn More