Leonista at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

Leonista at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

About the Brand:


Leonista which means “Lion energy” is the first local 100% Agave brand made in the traditional Mexican way that they make Mezcal. It is 100% organic certified and is made for a conscious consumer who demands something of a higher quality. It is handmade and if treated with respect has energy giving properties and has less harmful effect on the body.

The Honey Reposado recently won a Trophy for best Tequila of Show at the Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show.

The production process follows an age-old recipe used in Mexico to make Agave spirits like Mezcal and has recently received an organic certification. It requires smoke and fire, hence Leonista has a delicious Smokey flavor similar to that of a Mezcal.

The founder went to Mexico on a research tour and learnt the process from the maestro distillers there. Since it is not made in Mexico it cannot be called Mezcal or Tequila, but it is essentially a local Mezcal made using South African Karoo agave that has been growing there for hundreds of years.

Leonista also strives to have a positive impact on the world around us so a percentage of every bottle sold goes towards supporting African land and ocean conservation.


Product Info:


Blanco – Meaning “white” in Spanish. It is an un-aged variant in the pride characterized by the smooth but distinctly Smokey flavour and is the closest adaptation to an authentic Mezcal. Connoisseurs love it and the Blanco boasts the most international awards for its quality. It is also great to use in cocktails and simple mixers such as Bitter/Dry Lemon

Reposado – Meaning “aged” or “rested” is mellow and aged and is the senior member of the pride. It is rested for 3 – 6 months in oak barrels resulting in a smooth, sweeter flavour with hints of smoky finish.

Honey Reposado – the sweetest lioness of the pride. Infused with honey, is subtly sweet with hints of a Smokey finish. It is also great to use in cocktails and simple mixers such as Spicy Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale. It recently won the trophy for ‘Best Tequila of Show’ at the Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show, competing against several the well-known 100% Agave brands available in South Africa.