This is how our great-grandfather managed to save the 15,000 pesetas (€90.15) with which, in 1932, he became the owner of the edges of Les Pardines. The farm was documented in deeds prior to the year 1600. And its main building was built in 1819.
And so it continued for years, despite the subsistence economy and the harsh climate (at 1,600 m altitude) of this enclave in the Pyrenees. His third son, Josep Puy Rosell, and his wife, Lola, continued the family tradition, with livestock as their main activity. But they decided to expand it with agricultural activities of planting cereals... and an incipient crop: tobacco.
In the 70s, Andorra had undergone the great economic transformation, open to tourism and trade. When Josep Puy Bergés took over the reins of Casa Ginota, tobacco growing was already the economic engine of the country's primary sector.