Since 1857

Tequila Worth Celebrating for Over 100 Years

Gran Centenario® still maintains the unique, proprietary “Selección Suave” process that was first created by the Gallardo family 150 years ago. It has been artfully crafted at Hacienda Los Camichines since 1857.

Our History

Named for a New Century

Tavern owner Lazaro Gallardo began selling his own tequila, named Gran Centenario®, in 1895. Lazaro’s son Luciano decided to begin bottling the tequila in 1920. Inspired by the Art Deco style of architecture, he designed a bottle similar to the one we use today. The bottle is adorned with “The Angel of Independence”, inspired by the Mexican Centenario gold bullion coin, minted to commemerate the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

Our Process

Anything But the Standard

It all starts with Highland Blue Agave, grown on our estate at high altitudes in iron-rich soil. We roast this agave for 72 hours, 50% longer than the typical 48 hour standard, to ensure even the subtlest flavors are not lost.Finally, we age our tequilas in French Limousin oak barrels to create the perfect balance between the agave flavor and wood.

Our Passion

Angels on Earth™

All too often, those who do the most good go unnoticed. Discover how Gran Centenario® is helping to celebrate these inspiring men and women who make a positive impact in their communities .