In time for Cinco de Mayo, we’ve compiled a list of celebrities who backed tequila brands.
As some of you know Cinco de Mayo is officially upon us, and the fifth of May celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
Although the holiday is not commonly observed in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become an American day for tequila. Check out our top 4 celebrities that have introduced their brands to help make Cinco de Mayo a memorable day.
Deleón Tequila – Sean Diddy Combs
Diddy and a booze company named Diageo purchased the tequila brand in 2014. Deleón offers a variety of tequilas made from 100% Highland Blue Weber agave from the Los Altos region of Jalisco. (Did that feel kinda like an infomercial right there? It did, didn’t it?)
Check out Ryan Reynolds’s tweet about Diddy and Beckham and their favorite tequila. (“Splash of bad boy?” Give us a break.)
Sauza 901 – Justin Timberlake
Originally launched in 2009, the JT-backed 901 Tequila was scooped up by Sauza and rebranded in 2014 as Sauza 901. The smooth, triple-distilled drink was inspired by Timberlake’s road trip to Jalisco, Mexico and the name was chosen to reflect 9:01 p.m. when day transitions into night (a few times a year…if you’re in the right time zone).
Villa One – Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas, John Varvatos, and Stoli teamed up to create Villa One in 2019. The website boasts tequila with a “unique combination of agave flavors combines herbaceous, earthy Lowland notes with the sweeter, fruity notes of Highland agave, resulting in a distinct, rounded profile.” Also, Nick Jonas boasts that he has a classic jawline and the kind of swimmer’s body that can pull off a double-breasted suit.
New Villa One Cocktail Alert 🚨
1. @villaone Añejo
2. Chocolate Bitters
3. Orange Peel
5. One Torch (to be used carefully!)
Teremana – Dwayne Johnson
The Rock launched his tequila brand at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 but ended up selling more than 300,000 nine-liter cases in just nine months. (Would it be silly to note that, if Arnold Schwarzenegger had founded the same tequila, he’d have named it Teremanator Tequila?)
Happy Birthday to our fearless founder @therock! 🎉 We are celebrating today until May 5th by paying you back for up to 1 million dollars in guacamole to support local restaurants and bars.— Teremana Tequila (@Teremana) May 2, 2021
Go to https://t.co/EdnLW9FEKm to learn more.#GuacOnTheRock #BringTheMana pic.twitter.com/pkPl35KdCG