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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: (5 reviews)
Brand:Dixeebe Mezcal
Mezcalero:Valentin Cortes
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
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.

5 reviews

4.8 out of 5


Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

57 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 days ago

Nose in out of this world. Jalapeno, mint, must and wet earth. Bell peppers, lemongrass and green bananas on the palate. Top Tep for sure.

Rakhal

Rakhal

182 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Batch 2. This is one of the best Tepextate’s that I’ve ever had. I only had a half ounce pour and I was so stunned by how amazing it was that I forgot to figure out any tasting notes. I just closed my eyes and enjoyed it until the last glorious drop. When I opened my eyes and looked at my notes all I had written was “Magic Unicorn Tears”. This is a desert island bottle for me.

AdrianM

AdrianM

7 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Tried 2nd edition lot. Amazing tepeztate. Right from the start, the nose shows a lot of citrus, spice and very herbal. Very well bodied.

Tyler

Tyler

404 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months 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

436 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months 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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