González Byass has been producing brandy since 1844. Since then the company has continued to purchase new alambiques and pot stills to produce high quality Brandy de Jerez. Lepanto is distilled in two Charentais pot stills originally from Cognac dating from the 1960s. Following the second distillation the distillate is fractioned into heads, tails and hearts with only the heart, known as holanda in Jerez, being used for Lepanto.
The brandy is then aged for a minimum of 12 years in American oak casks previously used for ageing Sherry. Lepanto is the only Solera Gran Reserva brandy which has a range made up of three different Sherry finishes. Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva is finished in sweet oloroso casks, Lepanto Oloroso Viejo in dry old oloroso casks, and Lepanto Pedro Ximenez in Pedro Ximenez casks.