Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI), through Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, today announces that it has signed an agreement to take a majority stake in Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, the leading producer of artisanal, hand-crafted mezcals and the number one mezcal brand in the US. The transaction is subject to usual condition precedents and is expected to close within 90 days.