Texacello LLC was founded in 2005 by Paula Angerstein, the first woman and second person licensed to distill in Texas. That year, Paula brought Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur to market, following it the next year with Paula’s Texas Lemon Liqueur. In 2013, Gary and Dee Kelleher joined Paula as managing partners in the business, after having launched Dripping Springs Vodka. In 2015, Texacello joined forces with Republic Tequila, Pepe Zevada Z Tequila, and Republic Spirit Blends to form Empresario LLC, the first Texas company to create, brand, distill, import, and market spirits. Texacello launched Paula’s Texas Grapefruit Liqueur and Martine Honeysuckle Liqueur in 2016, and Republic Whiskey in 2017.
Texacello products are distributed by Republic National Distributing Company.