Don Guillermo Flores Quintero worked for more than 20 years in the wine and Spirits industry, it was there that he discovered and developed his passion for this ancient Mexican drink full of tradition and history called TEQUILA. Years later, after hard work and dedication with his first brand of tequila in hand he finally saw his dream come true.
Gran Padre is the flagship Premium Tequila brand from our family here at Destileria 501, located in the Valley area, in Arenal, Jalisco, the first tequila town in the tequila route (ruta del Tequila); where Destileria 501 found its new home at the historically acclaimed La Fortuna factory, the oldest distillery in the El Arenal municipality, with more than 100 years of existence
Currently, Don Guillermo and his family work very closely together to provide us with amazing quality products, with responsibility and social conscience that elevates the name of all Mexico around the globe.
Since the planting of the agave shoots (Hijuelos), we are all hands-on taking care of the land and its plants, following the philosophy of the company of “giving back to the land the same or more of what the land is giving us.” is for this very reason that we pay special attention to the development and process of each of our brands, starting with Gran Padre being the flagship of the family representing our values; commitment, responsibility, loyalty, and caring for each other, all of this being the main message that we at Destileria 501 pass along to each of those involved in this process, from planting until our bottles reaches your table.Gran Padre is a tribute to those men who with their example sought to earn the respect of those around them, showing hard work, dedication, and caring, known trades that left a vivid memory on the lives of those who crossed their path.