modern products that respect the past
ACEQUIA® bodycare is handcrafted by a family of artisans with a soap-making heritage that has passed through three generations.
Capistrano Soap Company is named after Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Antonio where our craft began with our grandfather Ignatz Kyrisch. We've reformulated his heirloom recipes to create modern products that respect the past and reflect the influence our global travels and experiences. In 2011, we began a new journey with the introduction of our ACEQUIA Bath & Body Collection, a premier, luxury line of handcrafted bodycare.
We named ACEQUIA (pronounced ah’say·key·ya in Spanish) for the aqueducts that brought life-giving water to early settlements in the New World. The pure, crystal clear water of our native artesian wells gave birth to the San Antonio River, feeding acequias and transporting vital moisture to the earliest communities of colonial Spanish missions.
The Acequia Madre located at The Alamo in our home of San Antonio, Texas flows as a reminder that the luxury of water is as treasured today as it was centuries ago.