Lupe López produces sotol, lechuguilla, and sotol/agave ensambles in Madera, Chihuahua. His first Sotol under the Sotoleros label was composed of 100% dasylirion Wheeleri.
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About this sotol
Lupe López produces sotol, lechuguilla, and sotol/agave ensambles in Madera, Chihuahua. He was trained by Maestro Bienvenido Fernández. After his apprenticeship, he began distilling in his ranch which neighbors the state of Sonora. The agave Angustifolia which grows in his region is the same used in Bacanora. His Sotols are usually made using dasylirion Wheeleri.
Lupe harvests wild plants and cooks them underground for 3-4 days with oak wood and stone. He uses spring water as his source and ferments in wooden vats buried underground. Next, he distills in copper pot stills with a wooden top. After two distillations, Lupe adjusts his final product with distilled water.
Sotoleros is a collection of traditional distillates from northern Mexico, which seeks to represent the tradition, art and culture of the region. Products from this brand began appearing on shelves in early 2021. Sotoleros has a connection with the legendary brand Clande Sotol – the colors on the bottle labels follow a similar pattern too. However, Soloteros is not a “rebrand” and the exact history between the two brands is unknown.