The red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Molar, Rabo de Ovelha Tinto, Saborinho, Tinta de Madeira, Tinta Madeira, Tinta Mole, Tinta Negra, Tinta Negra Mole (Portugal); Mollar, Mollar Cano, Mollar de Cádiz, Mollar de Granada, Mollar de Huelva, Morisca, Mulata, Negra Mole, Negramolle, Verdejo Negro, Verdejo Tinto (Spain); Mollar, Mollar de América, Mollar ICA, Negra Criolla (South America). It should not be confused with the Listán Negro, Listán Prieto, Mollard, Mulata or Preto Martinho varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, it originates from a presumably natural cross between Hebén x unknown partner. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular genetics). The variety was a crossing partner in the new variety Egiodola, as well as a parent of the varieties Preto Cardana and Quebranta from natural crossings. On the Canary Island of Tenerife there is a rosy berry mutation Negramoll Mulato.