Sacro Imperio is a product of the Lizarraga Company. The company founder, originally from California moved to the Mexican state of Sinaloa in 2016. Soon after, he discovered mezcal; it was mostly from Oaxaca and made with agave Espadin. Later, he met the owners of a mezcal brand from the neighboring state of Durango – it was Sacro Imperio made with agave Cenizo. He found the flavors and complexity compelling and decided to team up with the family to export the brand.
While working to get the brand exported to the United States, he learned that his grandfather, Miguel Acosta, was a mezcalero from the small village of Porras in Sinaloa. In March 2019, Sacro Imperio Mezcal was imported into Califoria.