The great mezcal fans have been choosing Don Antonio Aguilar to remember a great personality that changed the Mexican culture with his music. This award-winning classic is crafted from 100% blue agave and rested in oak barrels for a smoother and more refined taste for 8 months. It's the #1 selling Real de Jalpa Product ,made 100% of Agave "Tequilana Webber".
Those who know keep a chilled bottle in the freezer and are always ready to serve a crisp, smooth, frozen shot of Don Antonio Aguilar to their friends, that will make them sing like a real Mexican Charro.
Who was Antonio Aguilar?
Antonio Aguilar Barraza also called "El Charro de México" was born in may 17, 1919, he was a Mexican film actor, singer, producer and screenwriter. During his career, he made over 150 albums, which sold 25 million copies, and made 167 movies.
He was born in a small town of Villanueva in the state of Zacatecas. He spend his early childhood in a hacienda first built in 1596 in the town of Tayahua, about 35 km from Villanueva.
Aguilar began his singing career in 1952 during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. He is credited with popularising la charrería, considered to have originated in Mexico, to international audiences, also was the first Mexican performer to mix rodeos and concerts while touring his show in Latin America and the United States. He made 167 movies and has been compared to American actors like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Ronald Reagan. Amongst his best ranchera films are Yo... el aventurero (1959), Caballo prieto azabache (1968) El ojo de vidrio (1969), and Valente Quintero (1973). Aguilar appeared in American western films like 1969's The Undefeated starring John Wayne.
For contributions to the recording industry, Antonio Aguilar Barraza was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7056 Hollywood Boulevard.
Antonio Aguilar began his recording career in 1950, eventually making over 150 albums and selling more than 25 million records. He was known for his corridos with some of his best known songs including "Gabino Barrera", "Caballo Prieto Azabache", "Albur de Amor", and "Un Puño De Tierra". To this day he has been the only Hispanic artist to sell out the Madison Square Garden of New York City for six consecutive nights on 1997.
Aguilar died on June 19, 2007. His coffin was carried through the streets of Zacatecas, the state capital, and was honored at a memorial service attended by hundreds at a church there.
His body was taken to the hamlet of Tayahua, where thousands of fans waited in the streets to bid Aguilar a final farewell before he was buried at his ranch "El Soyate".