Extracted from Casa Orendain
The tequila family legacy begins to consolidate with Eduardo Orendain Orendain, important figure in the history of Magdalena and Tequila, since the second decade of the twentieth century founded Tequila Orendain de Jalisco, SA, continuing the family tradition since 1844. From that time, and the consolidation of the tequila industry, the name Orendain has been an important part of the tequila industry.
His descendant, Don Eduardo Orendain González, married Doña Mercedes Hernández Montano, who shared his passion for the tequila. His greatest legacy is the love and care for the field, because there grow the wonderful fruit to produce the best tequila.
The market grew very fast so he settled in the distillery La Mexicana, which still owned by the Orendain family in second direct generation.
He was founder and first president of the Regional Chamber of Tequila Industry and of The Tequila Regulatory Council where it can be found a bust of him.
The next generation has been promoting the Tequila Official Standard, the Denomination of Origin and have been founding members of the Tequila Regulatory Council.
His successors have taken the Tequila Ollitas, Gran Orendain and Puerto Vallarta, to the demanding palates not only of Mexico, but also to countries such as the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Panama, San Salvador and Guatemala.
Definitely a name that jumped out from medieval Spain to conquer the world of Tequila