This 100% cultivated agave Tobala mezcal has aromas of lemon, green pepper and pear. On the palate, there are notes of citrus, basil, roasted fig, macadamia, and truffle.
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|Mezcalero:||Aarón Alva Sánchez|
|Website:||https://www.montelobos.com/, opens in new window|
|Ownership:||Campari Group, Casa Lumbre|
About this mezcal
This mezcal is produced in Puebla using cultivated maguey Tobala. Montelobos Mezcal founder, Iván Saldaña, met the Alva family in Puebla who has been growing maguey Tobala for over 15 years. Maguey Tobala has been exploited since the mezcal boom began and from the very beginning, Montelobos committed to only use sustainable agave that is 100% cultivated without exploiting wild maguey. Additionally, Montelobos does not utilize pesticides or herbicides when farming agaves. This mezcal has aromas of lemon, green pepper and pear. On the palate, there are notes of citrus, basil, roasted fig, macadamia, and truffle.
See what our friends at Three Minute Tasting had to say about this one: S1:E8 Montelobos Tobala Mezcal Review
Montelobos has business ties to William Grant & Sons, the makers of scotch whisky. Iván Saldaña, who has a background in molecular plant biology, founded Montelobos Mezcal. Saldaña worked with two mezcal-producing families in Oaxaca and Puebla. The mezcal is popular inside Mexico and is also exported. Montelobos Mezcal is committed to sustainability and has pledged to never use wild agaves in their mezcal production.
In October 2019, Campari Group (Davide Campari-Milano SpA) purchased a controlling stake in Montelobos. The $35.7 million USD investment also included a majority stake in Ancho Reyes chili liqueur.