Agave de Cortes
Agave de Cortés is produced by the Cortés family, one of the most respected mezcal families in Mexico with mezcal heritage dating back six generations to 1840 in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Our mezcal is produced using exclusively Espadín agaves cultivated in the rolling valley floors in the mountainous Valles Centrales region outside of Santiago Matatlán.Agave de Cortés is "Mezcal Artesanal," employing only non-mechanized methods. The Espadín agaves are hand-harvested, cooked in an earthen pit oven, crushed by tahona, fermented in open-air wood vats using native yeast, and distilled twice in small copper pot stills. The Cortés family is committed to the mission of preserving the tradition of mezcal as it was taught to them by prior generations and offer Agave de Cortés as an emblematic mezcal that honors the legacy of their ancestors.