De Plata Distillery
Steeped in Heritage

Tequila was born in Mexico as the result of the syncretism of the two cultures that were the origin of our people: the indigenous and the Spanish. Pre-Hispanic inhabitants were familiar with the plant and its crops. The Spaniards arriving to our region brought distillation and aging techniques with them that have been perfected over time. The unification of both cultures gave fruit with the creation of a distillate that combines the magic of the indigenous with the strength of the conquerors… TEQUILA.

1943: Cesar Garcia Fernandez founded the De Plata Distillery after emigrating from Spain.

1945: De Plata Distillery became famous for its smooth, cask-aged tequila.

The De Plata Distillery was founded in Guadalajara in 1943 by Mr. Cesar Garcia Fernandez. One of the few Mexican-family-owned tequila distilleries left in Mexico, it is the oldest distillery of its kind in Guadalajara and still run by the Garcia family today.

1946: From the very beginning, the Garcia family was determined to be involved with all aspects of their distillery’s production. From harvesting their own Blue Weber Agave right through to the final tequila delivery.

1950: Each agave piña can weigh up to 50Kgs before being cut in half.

With a great tequila-making tradition that has continued with Manuel Garcia, the company currently manufactures one of the best quality and most traditional tequilas in Jalisco, the only place in the world where authentic tequila is made.

1954: The agave is then slow cooked in a brick oven for 24 hours. This is the exact same process that has been used since 1943.

1969: The 100% Blue Agave is harvested by hand on our own agave farms, located in the Red Clay Jalisco Highlands of Guadalajara, Mexico, found in the Zapotlanejo, Atotonilco, Tepa, & Arandas regions.