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Dixeebe Tepeztate

Dixeebe Tepeztate releases are limited “reserva familiar” batches produced by legendary maestro mezcalero Valentin Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Dixeebe Mezcal
Mezcalero:Valentin Cortes
Agave:Tepeztate
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV:47.6%
Website:https://www.mezcaldixeebe.com/
About this mezcal

Dixeebe Tepeztate is produced by Valentin Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The maguey Tepeztate (agave Marmorata) used in this mezcal are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, and double distilled in a copper still. The initial release of this was just 120 bottles.

Dixeebe Mezcal

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.

2 reviews

4.5 out of 5


Tyler

Tyler

375 reviews
1 month ago

No denying this is a delicious “Tep”. I don’t know if Valentin Cortes produced a maguey Tepeztate mezcal under the El Jolgorio label but if he did, buy it now. This mezcal has a wonderful balance of flavors. Lots of vegetal spice up front and then some marshmallows mid-palate. The first sip reminded me a bit of how quality weed smells. It is bursting with flavor. I’ll have to revisit my El Jolgorio collection for bottles from Valentin Cortes and also be on the lookout for Dixeebe in the US. This was the 2015 batch, 48% ABV.

No denying this is a delicious “Tep”. I don’t know if Valentin Cortes produced a maguey Tepeztate mezcal under the El Jolgorio label but if he did, buy it now. This mezcal has a wonderful balance of flavors. Lots of vegetal spice up front and then some marshmallows mid-palate. The first sip reminded me a bit of how quality weed smells. It is bursting with flavor. I’ll have to revisit my El Jolgorio collection for bottles from Valentin Cortes and also be on the lookout for

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Jonny

Jonny

406 reviews
1 month ago

Total flavor bomb! Super complex nose and palate. Aromas of chalky minerals, sea salt, raw potatoes, cooked asparagus, grilled green peppers, and a bit of Mexican vanilla. The palate is soft, with notes of new green tree leaves, lavender, wild grass after a rain, a bit of black pepper, and a charcoal and leather finish. This is really, really nice. Excited to see what else comes from this new brand.

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