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Don Hilario Sauza was the Grand Patriarch of the makers of the world famous Sauza Tequila and Sauza Tequila Import Company, an award winning producer of tequila, located in Tequila, a municipality of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Sauza Tequila was founded in 1873. Don Cenobio Sauza started La Perseverancia Distillery. He was the first disteller to call the spirit produced from agave plant "tequila" and the first to export the drink to the United States of America. His son, Don Eladio Sauza was born in Tequila in 1883. When he was old enough to continue the family tradition, he expanded the family business by opening branches in Monterrey and Mexico City and a concession in Spain. In 1931, Don Eladio Sauza's son, Don Francisco Javier Sauza took over the business to keep the family legacy broadening distribution and its reputation as one of the highest quality tequilas in the world!