Origen Raiz Sotol is made with Dasylirion cedrosanum by maestro mezcalero Valentin Cortes. Don Valentin lives in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca where he produces almost all of his mezcal and other distillates. He produced this Sotol, however, at the El Ojo vinata in Tuitan, Durango. The wild Dasylirion cedrosanum was harvested from the volcanic valley of Maika of Nombre de Dios, deep in the heart of the Durango Mountains.