Tehuana Joven is made in the region of San Pedro Totolapam, where only 0.94% of the land is used for agriculture. The area has jungle-like vegetation.
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|Mezcalero:||Petronilo Rosario Altamirano|
About this mezcal
Tehuana Joven 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.
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.