During the 1920s, Roberto Mares Sr. and his family left Mexico due to Cristero Rebellion. They fled to the U.S. during Prohibition, where they saw a great opportunity. The Mares family harvested, fermented, and distilled the local blue agave and sold it to the speakeasies in San Diego and Los Angeles to support their family. The Mares Family and Soto Family marries, and the craft of making tequila was passed down. Two generations later, Felipe Soto Mares, a master tequila marker, has perfected this recipe.