If carefully balanced - a great tequila could have a richness that could not be described just in its processor components - a feeling that would eventually become the foundations of what Casa Rica was meant to bring into the world.
On yet another trip out to the distillery, Chris and Justin were helping harvest agave for another blend of their reposado. They noticed that in the composting process, the pina was leaving a reddish pink residue on their hands. Immediately inspired, they brought it to Zandra - the master distiller - wondering what it might taste like if added to the distillation process. The first rose colored tequila, made from natural derivatives of typical tequila process, wasborn.
Don Jose and one of the only female distillers in the industry, Zandra, were both steadfast in their commitment to tradition but also willing to try new things and co-create something new and unique for Casa Rica. It was here where they started experimenting - searching for that richness that only a blend of new and old could create.
The moment Justin tried his hand in barreling his own tequila in early 2016, a new adventure was born. A former restauranteur working in kitchens for over 10 years, he noticed a lack of high quality, unique tequilas ideal for sipping.
After years in the entertainment industry, Chris decided he needed a new adventure. He began his journey with Justin, meeting the family and developing a way to introduce Casa Rica to the world.
With over 20 years in the music industry, Nick's talent is unmatched. One day, Nick tried Casa Rica and immediately knew he had to be part of the journey.
A crucial player in the Casa Rica story, Gil facilitated the visits to every distillery in Jalisco. He has the biggest heart in the world and can't wait to see this project come to life.
We’re committed to giving back and protecting the land that makes Casa Rica possible. We’re passionate about regenerative farming, are working to become fully organic, and have adopted innovative composting practices which have even allowed us to speed up plant maturity.