The Founding Maestro Mezcalero.
Don Manuel Villasuso Ledezma (1914-1999).
Our founder was an extraordinary person who dedicated his life’s work to the land. When he was 32 years old, he became the mezcal production manager of the Marquisate’s Hacienda, Jaral de Berrio. The extensive expertise he obtained from running the facility belonging to the very last Countess of Mexico, drove him to open the first of his three mezcal distilleries. For him, life’s greatest pleasure was the agaves.
The Second Maestro Mezcalero.
Manuel Bernardo Villasuso Courtade (1940).
In 1960, he became involved in the inherited rites and secrets of the creative process. Two Maestros mezcaleros performing the purest, centennial rite. Certain of the quality of his product, he used to say that Mezcal Villasuso was «de adeveras», a «true mezcal»; that’s how our motto was born.
This was the incredible driving force that led to the founding of the Valle de San Francisco mezcal distillery in Guanajuato.
In order to continue to protect the original masterpiece, Manuel made the third generation promise to abide by the original recipe and taste. Each bottle should be distilled with passion. We now honor our word by bottling our mezcal in its true essence, committed to upholding this tradition by distilling world-class mezcal.
The Third Maestro Mezcalero.
Under a global view, the third generation (children and grandchildren) has powered an important change to the Brand. Promising to abide by the original recipe handed down to our Maestro, Juan V., each bottle should be made with passion. We now honor our word by focusing our efforts on exporting this product, but protecting its essence.
With this meaningful legacy, we present to the world a spirit that tastes like Mexico.
A family of tradition and love for what weve been making for four generations: mezcal.
Mezcal has been our life and its an honor to share it with you.
With over 300 years of tradition in Guanajuato, out commitment lies with our community and our spirit in Salmiana.
Of all agave varieties, Salmiana is the most exquisite and velvety; smooth and easy to drink.
The steaming process eliminates the trace of smoke; the flavor that feels harsh when sipped.
We are different.
The ancient ritual dedicates three drops to the land before mezcal can be enjoyed:
The first drop expresses appreciation to the land.
The second one is to us.
The last, to those who are no longer with us.
Where are we going?
Mezcal Villasuso works hard to produce world-class, craft mezcal for Mexico and the rest of the world. We want to bring everyone closer to the beauty of our mezcal, it’s history, array of flavors and lifestyle. We are dedicated to achieving prosperity and giving it back to the land that is abundantly generous.
How will we get there?
Mezcal Villasuso will promote and pursue with no excuse, the distilling process that has been used for three generations: selecting resources maguey by maguey to be distilled at our facility by our Maestro mezcalero. As part of our dedication to our partners and the region that is home to Mezcal Villasuso, we implemented competitive salary structures to honor their sincere efforts in production. One of our priorities is to bring educational means closer, enabling long-term growth for our partners and their families.
What are our values? What tools will we use to embrace our vision?
Mezcal Villasuso guarantees craft quality. We understand that being loyal to our land, people and customers speaks volumes about our character. Our values are not negotiable. Quality and integrity will always be found in every bottle. We are consciously moving forward, thinking big. Our actions seek cooperation inward and outward. We love our work, traditions and land. Our words are always filled with beauty and humor; smiling illuminates the world.
We are committed to respecting our origins and to moving forward with… a True Mezcal.
2017 Gold Medal of the spirits selection del concours Mondial de bruxelles
We were awarded the 2017 Gold Medal of the Spirits Selection of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
The Brussels Worldwide Competition relentlessly seeks to guarantee consumers irreproachable quality by singling out the finest wines and spirits. A quarter of a century of experience have enabled the competition to become a benchmark amongst international contests. Belgium can be proud to organize a unique event that is known and recognized by the wine industry and consumers worldwide. The selected jury is formed by specialized journalists, oenologists, international buyers and researchers, a cosmopolitan panel spanning 51 different nationalities. It is the first international competition that has set forth a subsequent control for the winning spirits.