Do you ever wonder who makes your tequila?

Marco Cedano, Tromba founder and Master Distiller took the tequila world by storm when he embarked on a journey to change the way the world sees tequila.   As Master Distiller for some of the most established luxury brands, Marco created the first batch of premium 100% agave in 1988, starting the revolution which became the premiumization of Tequila.  Yearning for more than a traditional role, this Master of Premium Tequila followed his passion to create his own brand, allowing his exacting standards, precision and 40 years of experience to guide him.  Named for the intense rainstorms that rejuvenate the rugged highlands of Jalisco, Tromba captures the essence of his journey - to make a storm, create change.
With the support of 3 passionate tequila lovers and his son Rodrigo by his side, Master and Apprentice continue the family legacy, connecting people to the highlands of Jalisco and the incredible story of agave.  Cultivating a team of expert agave growers, jimadores, glass blowers and builders, the Tromba name is established in authentic old world tradition, with new world boldness and a relentless pursuit of excellence.  Uniquely Distiller-owned, we are the makers, the doers and the mavericks who strive to take life by storm.
Marco
Agave
Rodrigo
Harvest

Tromba gets its name from the intense rainstorms of the Jalisco highlands that nourish its famed agave plants.

The name 'Tromba' also represents an energy and rejuvenation that fuels the passion and purpose of its founders.

Together with son Rodrigo the two are leading a new revolution in tequila; one that respects old world knowledge and experience, while embracing what’s possible today.

Looking to the world of bourbon, scotch and wine, they are experimenting with new techniques to harness the best properties of agave, giving Tromba its soft, premium, accessible taste.

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The Land

Tromba is a product of Los Altos, in the highlands of Jalisco. At an elevation over 5200 ft, it is a land of rugged beauty, with a history of perseverance and pride. Los Alteños take their tequila making very personally. For Marco and Rodrigo, every element of the tequila making process is touched by their hands.

The Agave

Tromba’s blue agave is harvested after 7 years, allowing the plant to mature and build complex flavors. Soil, climate, rainfall, topography, plant spacing and the tending of the fields all contribute to the characteristics of the agave. Marco and Rodrigo walk the fields selecting agave; measuring maturity and quality by color, shape, and condition of the leaves (pencas). Immature or sick plants are eliminated from the harvest.

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Los Jimadores

To this day, all agave harvests are done by hand. Specialist tradesmen known as jimadores use a specific tool called a coa, to release the 70-80 lbs (35 kgs) piña from its base. To preserve their quality and retain flavor, the piñas — or hearts of the agave — must be cut with exacting precision. The traditional art of the jimador is a vital part of the process when crafting extraordinary tequila. How the piña is cut can greatly affect the flavor profile; cut too close and the result is a neutral flavor, lacking the vegetal highland terroir, too much and the botanical flavors become too dominant.

The Distillery

Every element, every person, every action in the distillation process is strictly controlled and choreographed by Marco and Rodrigo. The distillery is in the historic, highland town of Atotonilco, Jalisco. It meets the Cedano’s exacting requirements – a mix of traditional and state-of-the-art equipment. Innovative cooking methods have been developed to create a distinct caramelization of the agave. Tromba’s slower fermentation process results in a lower yield, richer in flavors and aromas.

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