Ana López and Juan Pablo Mercado met in Puerto Vallarta in the end of summer of 2016.
Ana López is originated from Atenguillo, Jalisco, a small town 2 hours away from Guadalajara known for its delicious raicilla.
Given both were raicilla lovers, by October they got engaged by a magical sunset in Cuatro Cuatros, a winery in Baja, where JP is originally from and the rest is history…
Ana introduced JP to maestro raicillero Julio Topete and his sons, Cesar, Oscar & Martin, were together as a group would soon started to export La Reina to Italy’s prime Spirits market.
Now, 3 years later being a family, they moved to California to continue the promotion of the traditional culture, the energy, and their passion towards raicilla in the USA.