Founded by Gaston Martinez - a native of Durango, Mexico - IZO offers a collection of premium, handcrafted agave spirits produced sustainably right in the heart of this rural town according to centuries of tradition. Made sustainably from slow-roasted, wild agave hearts harvested on local ranches, every sip of award-winning IZO Mezcal speaks to generations of Mezcaleros bringing people together around shared values of community, celebration, and savoring the reward of a job well done. Every aspect of IZO pays respect to its point of origin, from the locally-sourced Onyx featured atop the bottle to the elegant, minimalist design that allows the flavorful spirit within to shine. The pure, sophisticated taste of IZO Mezcal tells the story of centuries’ old Mexican tradition and of one man’s vision to share it with the world.
From ground to glass,” every step of our sustainable production process is meticulously controlled, ensuring a perfectly-balanced, exceptional spirit made to sip.
Each sip of IZO agave spirits tells the centuries-old story of community tradition and our passion for preserving an old-world approach.
A true product of its territory, our wild-grown agave is hand-harvested on the high-altitude mesas of Durango, Sonora, and Jalisco.
From its custom glass bottle to its locally-sourced Onyx or wood cap, every detail of our aesthetic pays homage to a Mexican heritage of quality craftsmanship.
The pure, sophisticated taste of IZO is an invitation to gather in celebration of every moment and enjoy life by the glass.
Born and raised in Durango, Mexico, IZO Founder Gaston Martinez experienced the rich connection of a community established on the shared values of preserving the land and gathering in celebration of everyday moments to savor the rewards of a job well done.
“In my family and culture, Mezcal was always a symbol of celebration and the pure enjoyment of life - now, I’m proud to share the clean, smooth flavor of our naturally-produced agave spirits with the world.”
IZO’s recipe for lasting success begins by updating a uniquely old-world approach with a steadfast commitment to modern sustainable measures.
Prioritizing renewable local resources, our team relies on independent water sources, solar panels, and eco-conscious methods that preserve the wild beauty of our land for future generations.
Our traditional process begins on the high-altitude desert mesas of Durango, Sonora, and Jalisco.
Every premium batch of IZO spirits features wild-grown agave or desert spoon, hand-harvested and slow-roasted to perfection by skilled Mezcaleros.
Agave is an “evergreen” desert succulent that has very little ability to handle frost, which thrives in the arid, warm weather regions of North America, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Known for their large, sturdy, fibrous leaves marked by serrated edges and sharp tips, the vast majority of agave genus flower just once during their five to ten year lifetimes. Depending on the species of Agave the flowering spike can grow as high as 20 feet.
Every sip of our agave spirits expresses centuries of Mexican tradition preserved through a modern sustainable approach. At IZO we maintain a steadfast commitment to community and sustainability, relying on local area talent and resources to craft the trademark clean, smooth flavor found in every sip. Established by our founder, Gaston Martinez – a native […]
Introducing our full selection of 100% natural, pure-distilled spirits worth celebrating! Savor the taste of old-world tradition in our newest collection of all-natural, handcrafted IZO Agave Spirits! Our founder, Gaston Martinez — a native of Mexico — Here at IZO, we offer premium, flavorful agave spirits produced sustainably right in the heart of rural Durango, […]