Clase Azul Tequila, known for bringing you the beautiful painted porcelain bottles of Jalisco's finest spirit has branched out into mezcal. Most Mezcal's are Oaxacan mezcal, mind you, but mezcal from the Mexican state of Durango is the real deal. This isn't contracted juice either; they purchased part of the actual production and registered their own NOM number (D291G).
It took them two years to get this project up and running, which shows you how serious some of the bigger brands are getting about mezcal right now. Not only is this mezcal strikingly different in appearance and origin, it's also made from a type of wild agave most have never heard of: cenizo; one of the species native to Durango.
The end result is quite wonderful. This Mezcal is full of smoke, slat, and roasted agave, it is a nice soft delicate Mezcal Tequila from Calse Azul.