What is mezcal? Mezcal and Tequila are both agave-based liquors. However, Tequila can only be made from one type of agave. Tequila is made from Blue Agave or Weber Agave. Unlike Tequila, Mezcal is a spirit that can be produced from any varieties of the agave plant from many areas of Mexico. The flavor profile is very different than Tequila because it is typically smokier.
Derrumbes Oaxaca naturally represents the rich character of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, epicenter of agave biodiversity. An ensemble of two of its most representative species - Espadín and Tobalá - it is produced by the skillful hand of third generation agave farmer and Maestro Javier Mateo and his family in the town of Santiago Matatlán. Pit roasted with black oak and tahona ground, it goes thru a wild fermentation using pulque as aid and water from the ancestral Zapotec town of Mitla. The result is a round, full body mezcal with a light smokiness that gives way to its minerality and delicate fruitiness.