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the

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minds

the

makers.

familia el cristiano.

with over four decades of experience in the tequila industry, el cristiano was born of a passion for tequila, tradition, and a love of Mexico. meet the artists and minds behind the world's most delicious tequila. 

the experts.

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christian navarro

founding consultant

THE WINE THERAPIST TO THE STARS” IS WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLED HIM. AND FOR GOOD REASON. CHRISTIAN NAVARRO IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL & ICONIC LEADERS IN THE WINE & SPIRITS INDUSTRY. HE IS THE PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL OF WALLY’S, WRITES FOR PUBLICATIONS LIKE THE ROBB REPORT AND ALSO SERVES AS GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR MANY LUXURY BRANDS INCLUDING CHRISTIE’S, DELTA AIRLINES, AND THE FOUR SEASONS. MR. NAVARRO HAS HAD SIGNIFICANT EXPERT INPUT INTO THE TASTE, DESIGN, AND PRODUCTION OF EL CRISTIANO

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bill shaffer

executive vice president

BILL SHAFFER IS ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED HANDS ON EXECUTIVES IN THE ENTIRE TEQUILA INDUSTRY. HE has SPENT OVER 2+ YEARS AT PATRON, RETIRING AS ITS CXO. OVER THOSE YEARS AND ROLES HE BUILT AN INVALUABLE KNOWLEDE OF AGAVE AND TEQUILA AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, A CORE SET OF DEEP RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE LEADERS OF THE SPIRITS IINDUSTRY IN MEXICO, THE US, AND INTERNATIONALLY.

the makers.

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the aceves brothers

the makers

CASA ACEVES IS A FAMILY-OWNED-AND OPERATED COMPANY COMBINING THREE GENERATIONS OF EXPERTISE WITH DEEP ACADEMIC AND FIELD EXPERIENCE IN PRODUCING AWARD WINNING ULTRA PREMIIUM TEQUILAS. IN THEIR ROLE AS MAESTROS TEQUILEROS, THE BROTHERS ARE THE AUTHORITIES IN THE AGAVE SELECTION AND PRODUCTION OF ADDITIVE FREE HIGHLANDS TEQUILA.

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Chris shaffer

senior vice president

CHRIS SHAFFER HAS SPENT MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE IN HELPING CRAFT ULTRA PREMIUM TEQUILAS FOR PATRON, AND SUBSEQUENTLY MANY OTHER TEQUILA BRANDS. CHRIS IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST EXPERTS IN AGAVE SELECTION, PRODUCTION OVERSIGHT, AND MARKETING OF TEQUILA AS A FINE LUXURY BRAND. AS SUCH, HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME FOR EL CRISTIANO IN THE HIGHLANDS OF JALISCO TO ENSURE EVERY DROP AND EVERY BOTTLE ARE PURE AND DELICIOUS.