Dixeebe Tepeztate releases are limited “reserva familiar” batches produced by legendary maestro mezcalero Valentin Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.
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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 (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.
Full Disclosure: We (the Mezcal Reviews team) are huge fans of Asis Cortes and Mezcal Dixeebe. In early 2021, our support evolved into a rare opportunity to invest. As small minority stakeholders of Mezcal Dixeebe, we will not publish our personal reviews. We also promise to not showcase the brand in a biased way on this website. Salud and Dixeebe y’all!