Tanteo Tequila today has announced the passing of its CEO and Co-Founder, Jonathan Rojewski, due to a tragic accident that took place in Colorado last week. Rojewski passed away from his injuries late Friday evening. He was 40 years old.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by Jonathan’s passing,” said Rojewski’s Co-Founder, David Campbell. “His passion, creativity, authenticity and
uncompromising pursuit of perfection are written on the walls of our New York headquarters, Casa Tanteo, and they are in the bottle– he improved
upon our formula with every one of the 30 batches he made. His values will
forever remain the cornerstone of our mission. I speak on behalf of the
Tanteo employees and all who contribute to our success on a daily basis when
I say that we will work tirelessly to fulfill Jonathan’s dreams for Tanteo
and to honor his leadership in the spirits industry.”
Rojewski was a Maryland native who found great success in all of his
endeavors, from division-one college soccer at Loyola University to the
culinary arts, equity research on Wall Street and most certainly in the
spirits industry, where he served for seven years as Tanteo’s CEO.
“Jonathan was a great man, family member and friend. He will be missed by
all who knew him.” said Campbell. Tanteo’s Board has announced that David Campbell will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and Neil Grossup as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
About Tanteo® Tequila
Tanteo® Tequila is an ultra-premium collection of flavor-infused, 100% Blue
Weber Agave blanco tequilas – Jalapeño, Tropical and Cocoa. Each tequila is
infused by hand in a proprietary process using fresh, all-natural whole
ingredients, with jalapeño providing a base note throughout. Staying true to
the spirit’s traditions, Tanteo is distilled, infused and bottled in the
historic mountain town of Tequila, Mexico and is produced using local,
estate-grown agave and whole, local jalapeños, fruits, and cocoa beans
(never any additives or artificial flavorings). The result is an
award-winning fresh, delicious and balanced craft spirit that creates a new
category beyond ordinary tequila. Tanteo was launched in January 2009 by
Tanteo Spirits Company in New York City and is available across the United States.