Skip to main content

Agaves

The quality and identity of each mezcal is defined by the raw materials, the processes of production and the sociocultural context of its consumption. In Oaxaca the traditions are maintained and it is a must to bring Mezcal to a party or social event.

Each variety of agave gives a unique typicity. It could be sweet, sour, with nose expressions very aromatic to herbal, floral or honey families, smokey, etc. The soil is also an important variable, altitude, climate and orography conditions give that unique character to the plant and with the knowledge acquired by generations the maestro mezcalero is the one who gives his touch to make mezcal a reality. The “Drink of the Gods” is now available for all the palates in the world.

A_ESPADIN

Angustifolia Haw (Espadín)

Rosette of 1.5 meters wide and 2 meters high, with straight, narrow and rigid leaves. It has light green to grayish tones; of small spines, but strong and pointed. Gets the highest geographical distribution of agave and its versatility is immense, it is used for mezcal but also as a source of fiber, medicines and food.

A_TOBALA

Potatorum Zucc (Tobalá)

Rosette of 1 meter wide and .90 meters high of oval leaves, wavy margins from green to dark white, with curved and dark spines. It is found in interior and dry parts of South Mountain Range of Oaxaca. Most Tobalá Mezcal production depends on wild populations located on the slopes of mountains and it is a very appreciated maguey.

A_TOBASICHE

Karwinskii (Tobasiche, Cuishe, Cirial y Barril) – diverse genetic alterations

Rosette of 1.5 meters and 1.5 meters high approximately on a trunk of up to 2.5 meters high, with straight and narrow leaves, small and with green dark tones. A species that limits its distribution to the arid zones of the valleys of Oaxaca, it may be found between 750 and 2000m of altitude. A kind of variable aspect by their genetic alterations with changes in thickness, which makes possible the recognition of variables.

A_TEPEZTATE

Marmorata (Tepeztate)

Rosette of 2 meters wide and approximately 1.5 meters high, with wavy leaves and open, with horizontal lines on dark green, has large spines. It is found in thickets of the South Mountain Range. The nectar of its flowers has an orange bright color and has an enormous value to hummingbirds, birds and nocturnal moths.

A_COYOTE

SP Americana (Coyote)

Rosette 3 meters wide and 2 meters high with whitish leaves and tiny or missing spines. The oaxacencis variety is only known on the domesticated area that connects the valley of Tehuacán, Puebla and the eastern end of the basin of the Balsas, its production is very limited since it takes up to 20 years to mature.

Shopping Cart