Rezpiral Tobala from Luis Antonio Santiago is produced in the community of San Vicente Coatlan, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Luis Antonio Santiago|
|Town:||San Vicente Coatlán|
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About this destilado de agave
Rezpiral Tobala from Luis Antonio Santiago is produced in the community of San Vicente Coatlan, Oaxaca. Luis is a school teacher in addition to being a mezcalero campesino. He also runs an agave nursery where he grows a range of agaves from seed.
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.