Del Maguey Single Village® Mezcal brings you a special limited edition from our Vino De Mezcal series from Marcos Cruz, the son of Paciano, our palenquero of San Luis del Rio. This remarkable Tobaziche is crafted completely from wild magueys. Tobaziche is a member of the Karwinskii family, the “upright agaves,” and is closely related to Madrecuixe. The corazon is actually the trunk of the plant, and is roasted underground in the centuries-old tradition, fermented in open wooden tanks with ambient, wild yeasts, and distilled to proof in copper alembic stills.

The resulting artesanal mezcal has incredibly sweet fruit notes and a rich yet soft mid-palate, but it is also incredibly mineral-driven, remarkably complex, and has a very long finish. It is a cornucopia of tropical fruit, with the characteristic green herb, capsicum and dusty quality of Tobaziche, with an unmistakeable, crazy, zingy quality!

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Production Notes

  • Village: San Luis Del Rio
  • Palenquero: Familia Cruz Nolasco – Paciano and son, Marcos
  • State: Oaxaca
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey: Wild Tobaziche
  • Agave Species: A. karwinskii
  • Age of Maguey: 12-15 years
  • Elevation: 1300 M (over 4000 feet)
  • Roast Duration: 4-6 days
  • Type of Wood: Quebrachi, Huamuchil, Pitayo, Pochotle,
    Copal Tepomaco, Pino, Encino
  • Milling: Molino, horse
  • Size of Tinas: 1400 L
  • Fermentation Duration: 8-10 days
  • Water Source: Rio Hormiga Colorada
  • Still Type: Copper
  • Still Size: 350 L
  • ABV of Mezcal: 47%

2019 Finalist Award

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