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Rezpiral Tobala with Frutas – Aureliano Hernandez

Rezpiral Tobala with Frutas from Aureliano Hernandez is produced in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Aureliano Hernandez
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 46%
Age of plant: 10 years
Website: https://rezpiral.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Tobala with Frutas from Aureliano Hernandez is produced in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila. Mezcalero Aureliano Hernandez crushes his cooked agave with a horse drawn tahona and he double distills his mezcal in a copper alembic still.

2019, series #4, first release: A hand-selected selection of fifteen beautifully complex artisanal small batch agave spirits – by Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Berta & Mario Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila, Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, Leonardo of San Baltazar Guelevila, and Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo.


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.

Member rating

4.5 out of 5

3 reviews



1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Rested in bottles 3 years now, this drinks great. Side of the tongue bitter edge initially and then a soft hug from abuela to round out a copita full of delicious.



1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Multiple years in now, this bottle rested batch is tasting great. A slight edge as described from Tyler 2 yrs ago still exists but the soft pillow mouthfeel settles across the tongue like a hug from your favorite abuela. So. Good. Glad we have multiple bottles at Tortuga y Chango in Atlanta.



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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Did not realize this was Tobala the first time I tried it – figured it was Espadin. There is a burnt cedar flavor that sticks out. The fruitiness is present but not dominating. Nice mouthfeel. Overall enjoyable but I think it would be more interesting if the burnt notes were a bit more subdued.

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