This Rezpiral Tepextate is made by maestro mezcalero Aureliano Hernandez Martinez in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila, Oaxaca.
Rezpiral Tepextate – Aureliano Hernandez Martinez
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
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About this destilado de agave
This Rezpiral Tepextate is made by maestro mezcalero Aureliano Hernandez Martinez in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila, Oaxaca. The ABV will vary by batch. Check your bottle for details.
2017, series #1: Eleven different master-crafted spirits by three independent artisan producers of three pueblos; spirits from nine different wild and domesticated agave varietals (espadin, tobala, barril, tobaziche, mexicano, tepextate, tobala orejon, cuish, and tripon).
2018, series #2: Seventeen different master-crafted spirits by five independent artisan producers from four pueblos San Agustin Amatengo, San Baltazar Guelevila, Chichicapam and San Luis Amatlan; spirits from eleven wild and cultivated varietals, and three specialty batches (pechuga de conejo, espadin capon, espadin con frutas).
Rezpiral brings selections of high-quality traditional small-batch (non-certified) Mezcals into a handful of places in the USA. At the core of the project is the embrace of an ethos that aims to respect and support the multi-generational knowledge, independence, flavors, lands, and ways of each mezcalero family.
Rezpiral’s small scale allows for the advocacy of diversity on different levels, from supporting the autonomy of producers & their continued production of artisanal mezcals to the preservation of local land control. Rezpiral actively supports master artisan’s proactive planting and management of agave; recollecting and incubating seeds, transplanting and farming diverse species of endemic agave in sustainable ways. Rezpiral directs 10% of earnings back into supporting artisans farming.
Rezpiral has a regional greenhouse to support independent small scale mezcaleros in cultivating and reforesting their lands with local endangered wild agave varietals. They also are highly focused on a cultural and conservation residency program.
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Classic stand-by tep. Musty mothballs-esque notes. Sweet sticky leather. Cardamom with overripe oranges. Bazooka joe. Walks a fine line between enjoyable and “out there”