Tosba Tepextate is made with agave Tepextate that is grown among cultivated coffee trees, sugar cane, mango, and other fruit trees.
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|Town:||San Cristobal Lachirioag|
|Age of plant:||20-25 years|
|Website:||http://mezcaltosba.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Tosba Tepextate is made with wild agave Tepextate in the tiny town of San Cristóbal Lachirioag, Oaxaca. The Sierra Juárez mountains that surround the town make a perfect climate and terrain for agave Tepextate, which prefer to grow on the sides of steep slopes and on the sides of cliffs. This mezcal may taste slightly different from other mezcal made with agave Tepextate because the agave are grown among coffee, mango, wild fruit trees and sugar cane. During the 20-25 years that it takes for the Tepextate to mature, they pick up the terroir of these other elements growing near them. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly.
Mezcal Tosba is a microbusiness founded by two cousins from San Cristóbal Lachirioag, Oaxaca, Mexico. As migrants living in Silicon Valley, California in 1999, they were inspired and influenced by the entrepreneurialism that surrounded them. Concerned by the increasing migration from their home region of Cajonos-Villa Alta in the Sierra Juárez mountains, they decided to form a business that would rescue the disappearing mezcal production and bring economic opportunity to the area. Mezcal Tosba is created by using traditional, and what is now called sustainable, agricultural methods of harvesting and distillation passed down by generations of farmers and mezcaleros from the region of Cajonos-Villa Alta of the Sierra Juárez in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
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