Tehuana Con Chile is made with the addition of a hot and sweet pepper, giving this mezcal significant spice and character.
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About this mezcal
Tehuana Con Chile is made with cultivated agave Espadin. Mezcalero Petronilo Rosario Altamirano makes this mezcal at his palenque in Las Margaritas, Oaxaca. The agave are cooked traditionally in an underground pit oven, milled by a horse-drawn tahona, fermented in cypress wood, and double distilled in copper. After distillation, a Pasilla pepper is added to this mezcal.
Tehuana Mezcal is made by Tradicion Chagoya, which also produces Donaji and Los Cuerudos. From 1950 to 1970, Don Porfirio Chagoya Hernández focused the distribution of his mezcal in the region of the Istmo of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca. It was there that he was captured by the natural beauty that characterized the native women from the region, “La Tehuana”, inspiring him to devout this name to his mezcal as a representation of the extravagant dresses worn by these Zapotec women.