Of the Durangensis family of agaves, this wild agave is typically harvested from the hillsides of Durango. Cenizo thrives in high altitudes up to 8,500ft with cool and dry conditions.
We use an artisanal approach toward production in order to create an unadulterated style of mezcal. In keeping with the 200-year-old tradition, the agave hearts are cooked in earthen pit ovens, later to be crushed and mashed by a stone tahona wheel turned by a horse. Without the addition of artificial yeast, open-air fermentation allows the sugars to ferment utilizing naturally occurring yeast. The mezcal is then purified through a double distillation process. production This Cenizo opens with bright aromas of orange peel and floral notes. The palate is driven by big flavors of mesquite and sweet barbequed meats. Hints of dark chocolate and cocoa complement the slight smokiness on a smooth and long finish.
100% AGAVE DURANGENSIS
PUEBLO: PINO SUÁREZ
PRODUCTION: ARTESANAL METHOD, COPPER POT STILL