It all began in the early 1900s, when Don Bernabé Biosca, a Spanish traveler, arrived to Tunisia to cross the Sahara desert in camel caravans. When arrived at the gates of the largest desert in the world, he made the discovery of an oasis of more than a million date palms and a fruit of a millennium origin with a unique taste, the date "Deglet Nour."

When he returned back to Spain, he brought with him several kilos of dates and made his family and friends taste them, so they appreciated the honey-like taste.

This passion for date had pushed Bernabé Biosca to launch El Monaguillo brand in 1919. El Monaguillo is the leading brand in Spain, in Portugal as well as in South America with a successful presence in the mass market, the specialized stores as well as in the fresh fruits and vegetables market.