Cuentacuentos Seemanniana is made from Agave seemanniana in Sola de Vega, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Ángel Cruz Calvo, Ángel Cruz Robles|
|Town:||Sola de Vega|
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About this destilado de agave
Cuentacuentos Seemanniana is made from maguey Tobala, which in this rare case is referring to an Agave seemanniana. This mezcal is distilled from either mezcalero Ángel Cruz Calvo or Ángel Cruz Robles, depending on the batch. However, they are a grandfather and grandson duo who often work together regardless of whose name is on the bottle. Their palenque is near a sacred creek that regularly draws religious pilgrims from miles away. This mezcal is cooked for 72 hours in an underground oven and then left to ferment for 8-9 days before being double-distilled in clay pot stills.
As of 2021, Ángel Cruz Robles has produced batches under the destilado de agave label.
Cuentacuentos curates small-batch traditional mezcals and destilados de agave from producers across the state of Oaxaca. Cuentacuentos released its first 6 mezcal expressions in 2018; future releases from the brand will change over time and include non-certified mezcals. The logo and bottle artwork (by artist Cesar Ruiz Conseco) features an opossum or tlacuache in Spanish. The tlacuache on the logo is El Viejito, the little old man opposum who stole mezcal from the demons as a service to humanity. The tlacuache ranks with the jaguar, eagle, and burro in importance in Zapotec, Taina, and Mexican mythologies. The Cuentacuentos motto is Mezcal brings people together, stories make us friends.