Rezpiral Tobaziche is made with wild maguey Tobaziche, which is a very tall and slender agave in the Karwinskii agave family.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Baltazar Chichicapam|
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About this destilado de agave
Rezpiral Tobaziche is made by the renowned mezcalera Berta Vasquez in San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca. Berta’s expertise in mezcal production is widely known throughout the state of Oaxaca. Not only is it rare to see female mezcal producers, but Berta has been making incredible mezcal for dozens of years. Her mezcal is featured in some of the best mezcalerias in Oaxaca city, and it’s great to see that her mezcal is now exported.
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.