In 1758, Don José Antonio de Cuervo received a land grant from King Fernando VI of Spain in the city of Tequila, Jalisco. Here his family founded the Taberna de Cuervo, the farm where they would grow and harvest the flowering blue agave plant, a water-retaining plant found in central Mexico that is distilled to create tequila. José Cuervo's first Mezcal de Tequila Wine was made in 1795, after Don José Antonio de Cuervo's son, José María Guadalupe de Cuervo, obtained a permit from King Carlos IV of Spain to produce tequila commercially, after a time of prohibition under King Carlos III.
This was the birth of the tequila industry. By 1880, the Cuervo family had begun to bottle tequila individually for commercial distribution. Cuervo was the first distiller to bottle tequila, at a time when other distillers still used barrels.
Tequila was known as "mezcal de tequila" until 1893, when the tequila makers and the Mexican government removed "mezcal" from the name. On the death of Don Jesús, his wife, Ana González Rubio, inherited La Rojeña and in 1900 she married José Cuervo Labastida, head of La Constancia. From then on, the brand became Jose Cuervo Tequila. After the death of Ana González Rubio in 1934, the property remained in the hands of her niece Guadalupe Gallardo, who died in 1966 and left the property to her sister, Virginia Gallardo.
One of his sons, Juan Beckmann Gallardo, would manage the business. Part of Cuervo was owned by Distribuidora Bega and, as of 1979, the other part was owned by Grupo Cuervo, made up of Beckmann, his son Juan Beckmann Vidal, José Luis Campos and Heublein Inc. The item "Tequila Cuervo 1800 S. NEVER OPEN" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Food & Beverage\Distillery\Jose Cuervo".
The seller is "drumside84" and is located in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. This item can be shipped to United States.