Maguey henequén is a maguey that is native to the Yucatán Peninsula. It is not native to Oaxaca and other mezcal-producing regions of Mexico. Henequén takes five to seven years to mature. It has sword-shaped leaves that grow out of thick, prominent trunks which can reach four to five feet tall. Erstwhile Mezcal is the first brand known to have exported an Maguey henequén mezcal. Read more about it on their blog.