Cruz de Fuego Mezcal, a family-run brand, is the creation of the mother-son duo, Margarita Blas and Carlos Mendez Blas. Their philosophy is to share the joy of agave, tradition, and taste. They produce their mezcal in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, using traditional methods that include roasting agave in stone-lined, earthen ovens, milling with a tahona, and fermenting in open-air wooden barrels. This artisanal approach, which values flavor over efficiency, results in unique batches that reflect the seasonal influence of wild yeasts. The brand stands out for its commitment to preserving the artistry of mezcal production, with each bottle offering a symphony of flavors that tell the story of Mexico's people, their triumphs, and struggles.