Damià Mateu founds the Hispano Suiza car company, which soon becomes one of the most prestigious European brands, synonymous with elegance and reliability.
Miquel Mateu i Pla buys Peralada Castle, starts the art collections and founds the Vinos y Cavas Castillo Perelada winery, which becomes an economic and cultural driving force in the region.
Miquel Mateu, also a great bibliophile and patron of the arts, starts the art collections that are to form the castle museums and a majestic library, a family tradition inherited from Damià Mateu.
Miquel Mateu and Artur Suqué lead the transformation and internationalisation of the Castillo Perelada winery, which quickly becomes one of the most prestigious wineries in the country, welcoming the support of illustrious personalities of worldwide importance.
Artur Suqué and Carmen Mateu open the three select casinos of Catalonia; the Gran Casino de Barcelona, Casino Castell de Peralada and Casino de Lloret de Mar, which soon become important centres for leisure and gastronomy.
Carmen Mateu, a great music lover, organises musical galas involving world-renowned artists at Peralada Castle. The nights are to become the Castell de Peralada International Music Festival.
Carmen Mateu and Artur Suqué's commitment to culture and spectacle. The Festival Perelada starts in the summer of 1987 with a line-up entirely dedicated to classical music; it is a great success with critics and audiences alike. It is to become a cultural reference in Europe.
Javier Suqué Mateu leads the expansion and modernisation of Vinos y Cavas Castillo Perelada and founds two new wineries in the Priorat Qualified Designation of Origin: Cims de Porrera and Casa Gran del Siurana.
At the head of Grup Peralada, Artur Suqué and Miguel Suqué turn their focus to Argentina and open two large leisure and entertainment centres: Casino Resort Santa Fe and Melincué Casino & Resort.
The Suqué Mateu family business continues to grow. Grup Peralada looks to the future and opens its first online casino: CasinoBarcelona.es, responsible gaming now online.
Opening of Ovalle Casino & Resort in Chile.
In 2017, the Wine division is expanded thanks to the acquisition of the Chivite Group, with Bodegas Gran Feudo in Cintruénigo (Navarra) and Viña Salceda in Elciego (Rioja Alavesa). As a result, the Group's name is changed to Perelada & Chivite.
In March 2019, the two Suqué Mateu brothers and their sister present the first model of the new Hispano Suiza—the HS Carmen—at the Geneva Motor Show in honour of their mother, of which only 19 units are to be produced.
In October 2019, the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award is started up in memory of Carmen Mateu: Opera & Dance. This award is given annually, alternating between the two main categories of the Festival: opera and dance.
The sportier version of the Hispano Suiza Carmen—the HS Carmen Boulogne—is presented.
In May 2022 the new Perelada winery is opened, the work of the prestigious architecture firm from Olot, RCR, which won the Pritzker Prize in 2017. The winery is the first in Europe to obtain the Leed Gold certification, which certifies the high standards of sustainability and efficiency of its facilities.