Yes, this wood is Purple. It is hard and dense - nearly twice as hard as Oak.
This tree is well known in Tropical Mexico but also grows in Central America and tropical South America, from Mexico to southern Brazil. They are reported to be most common in the Amazon basin, and are also found in Colombia, Guyana, Surinam, and Venezuela.
This is another wood that will darken with age. It will vary from a pale lavender-purple to a deep-violet as you hold this in your hand over the years.