The origins of Casta dates back to the 1920s. At the time of the Mexican revolution, when Lt. Colonel Jose Pascual Gutierez, who later become a Brigadier General, battled with the revolutionary army in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. His gallant character and exquisite taste led him to recognize the superb quality of the tequila manufactured at the hacienda of Mr. Avelino Ruiz, son of a pioneer in the production of the now famous Casta tequila. On one of his many visits to the small town, a group of revolutionary soldiers tried to raid Mr. Ruiz's property. Heroically, General Guttierrez forcefully drove off the invading platoon. Grateful for saving his land, Mr. Ruiz rewarded him with the most precious treasure, the formula for making Casta tequila.