Rezpiral Tobala – Tobaziche is made by Berta Vasquez, who is one of the more renowned female distillers in Oaxaca. It was a limited release from Rezpiral.
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|Destilado de Agave
|San Baltazar Chichicapam
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About this destilado de agave
Rezpiral Tobala – Tobaziche is an ensamble of maguey Tobala (agave potatorum) and maguey Tobaziche (agave karwinskii). This mezcal is made by famed mezcalera Berta Vasquez in San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca. Berta’s mezcal is featured in some of the best mezcalerias in Oaxaca City, and she’s widely known for her distilling. She crushes her cooked agave with a horse-drawn tahona, and distills in a copper alembique still.
2018, series #3: A curated collection of eleven agave spirits crafted from four independent artisan maestros collaborating with the project. Labels in this series are hand drawn as before, and individually silk-screened labels, some with multiple colors.
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.