Dixeebe Pechuga releases are limited batches produced by legendary maestro mezcalero Valentin Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.
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About this mezcal
Dixeebe Pechuga is produced by Valentin Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The maguey Espadin (agave Angustifolia) used in this mezcal are Espadin Capon, having been left in the field to gain additional sweetness and sugars before harvest. They were cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, and double distilled in a copper still. Before the second, and final distillation, a raw turkey breast was added to the still. The initial release of this was just 66 bottles.
Dixeebe Mezcal (pronounced "dee-sh-bay") is a project from Asis Cortes and his father, Valentin Cortes. Their family has been producing mezcal in the Santiago Matatlan region for at least 180 years. The two of them are perhaps most well-known in Mexico and internationally for their previous work with Mezcal El Jolgorio and Nuestra Soledad. Asis and Valentin have now moved on from these two Casa Cortes brands and will be focusing on Dixeebe, along with Asis' brand in Durango, Origen Raiz. Asis and his father decided to launch Dixeebe as a way to reconnect with their past and support their traditions in the future.
According to the Asis, Dixeebe is a ceremony of honor of respect and love, the purest thanks to culture, thier tradition and their ancestors, a great veneration of liquid, a gift from the gods to men, and an offering from men to the gods. To take a deeper dive into the meaning of Dixeebe, check out the video Asis Cortes Explains Dixeebe.