Bertha Gonzalez Nieves

Tequila Casa Dragones Co-Founder and CEO Bertha González Nieves is a Mexico City-born and raised entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to the tequila industry for over 20 years. She is the first woman to be accredited as Maestra Tequilera by the Academia Mexicana de Catadores de Tequila. She is also one of the founding professors of the first university-level degree in the tequila industry, called ‘Technico Tequilero’, at the University of Guadalajara, whose mission is to prepare new generations to protect and advance the appellation of origin of tequila. Los Angeles Times calls her “The First Lady of
Tequila,” Food & Wine and Fortune magazines named her one of “The Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink.”

In 2009, González Nieves launched Tequila Casa Dragones Joven, a rare blend of 100% Blue Agave silver and extra aged tequila, crafted especially for sipping and pairing with food. In 2014, Casa Dragones expanded its collection with Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, 100% Blue Agave silver tequila, crafted to deliver the pure essence of agave, and perfect for enjoying in cocktails or on the rocks. Tequila Casa Dragones has earned a reputation among chefs, mixologists, artists and celebrities worldwide as one of Mexico’s finest tequilas.
González Nieves currently sits on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Latin American Art Initiative, as well as on the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Executive Council.

Caitlin Murray