Agave Espadin (angustifolia) is the most commonly used agave in mezcal. It generally takes about 8-12 years to mature, and it can be grown in a variety of farm and wild environments. It is the most-commonly domesticated and most-easily cultivated agave used in mezcal production. Where blue agave (agave azul) dominates tequila, agave Espadin dominates mezcal. Until recently, agave Espadin was the only agave that was farm-grown, and even now it represents the vast majority of all farm-grown agave used in mezcal.