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  • Regular price R 449.00

Leonista 100% Karoo Agave Spirit is the first premium 100% agave spirit
(Tequila/Mezcal) made from the agave Americana that has been growing in
South Africa for hundreds of years. The piña or heart of the agave is slow
cooked for no less than 48 hours in a custom designed wood-fired oven, using
smoke and fire to turn starches into sugars and give it a distinct smokey flavour
similar to that of a Mezcal. The piñas are crushed and fermented with wild
yeast extracted from the plant before double distillation in copper pot stills.
This process results in a deliciously smooth spirit with a diverse breadth of
flavours, from earthy to smokey and herbaceous to vegetal agave. The spirit
is a true reflection of the earth and the soil that it comes from. Inspired by
Mexico and crafted in South Africa, Leonista uplifts the local communities by
giving a percentage of every bottle sold towards supporting African

  • Tequila is a type of Mezcal
  • Reposado means ‘aged’ or ‘rested’ in Spanish
  • Aged in American oak barrels for 6 to 8 months
  • Smooth as black velvet with notes of toasted caramel and dark chocolate
  • Best served neat or with 1 block of ice