Moet Hennessy Is Launching Tequila

After the billion-dollar sale of Casamigos, the premium tequila space is muy caliente.

Tastemakers Camilla Belle, Guy Burnetand, and George Kotsiopoulos gathered on the rooftop of Petit Ermitage on Wednesday to sip on Volcan De Mi Tierra, the first tequila venture for the Moët Hennessy portfolio, which also owns premium spirits Belvedere and Dom Perignon and is a part of the group that owns luxury fashion labels Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Christian Dior.

Guests were some of the first to try the label’s two expressions: the Blanco ($39.99), a lighter, fruit-forward version used to make passed paloma cocktails and refreshing watermelon mixed drinks, and the more herbaceous and smooth Cristalino ($59.99), which is aged 12 to 18 months and great for sipping. Trio Ellas, an all-female Latin-American music group, played upbeat music while attendees indulged in elevated Mexican-food staples like carnitas tacos, seared ahi tuna and ceviche.