Bodegas Emilio Lustau
Emilio Lustau, one of Spain's greatest Sherry bodegas, is named after Don Emilio Lustau Ortega, son-in-law of founder Don José Ruiz-Berdejo y Veyan. Don José, of French descent, founded the family firm in 1896 at his home in Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, but in the 1940s Don Emilio moved the firm to the Santiago district of Jerez. The firm saw significant expansion, and joined the ranks of the top Sherry producers under Don Emilio's name.
In 2008 the Caballero Group acquired former Domecq historical and iconic Sherry brand La Ina - through its flagship quality Sherry producer, Emilio Lustau. The agreement included the purchase of the old Soleras of all these wines totalling 4,000 butts of Sherry, which are preserved and maintained according to traditional Sherry ageing methods.
La Ina is the classic fino from Jerez. Its solera was founded in 1919.