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Tileño Mezcal Tepextate Joven

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About Tileño Mezcal Tepextate Joven

750ml & 90 Proof

A 100% organic and artisanal mezcal distilled in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca.  The Tepextate is one of the most rare, as it's made from 25 year old wild-harvested agaves.

Tileño Mezcal is a tribute to the Zapotec people, artisans who are indigenous to this area of Oaxaca. Both the spirit and the packaging itself are crafted to reflect the heritage and the legacy of the Zapotec people, with a commitment to artisanal quality and authentic expression.

The spirit, bottle, and packaging are exactly what you would find locally in Oaxaca; it has never before been available outside Mexico. Until now -- and you can be the first to try it. 

Tileño mezcal is a mixture of the four elements of nature: fire, water, earth, and air, that result in the inheritance of a liquid culture, which is made with the heart.

- José Angeles Elias

Founder José Angeles Elias began distilling Tileño in 2014.  It has become known for its excellent quality and its approachable flavor.  Exceedingly balanced, the taste of the spirit comes through with a pleasing amount of smoke that enhances rather than overpowers.

Tasting Notes

Sweet and spicy pepper, slight vegetal notes.  A hearty smoke and earthiness.

Suggested Serves

Neat, with small sips. 

Production Notes

Tileño Mezcal is roasted, fermented, distilled, and bottled under one roof in San Martin Tilcajete, just an hour outside of Oaxaca City. The Tepextate is distilled from wild-harvested agave about 25 years old, which grows throughout Oaxaca. The agave is hand-selected for its maturity and sugar content, then roasted in an open pit. The crushing takes place with the "tahona de piedre," after which the crushed agave rests in open wooden vats to ferment for 3-4 days.  It is twice distilled in copper pot stills until it reaches desired proof. 

Founder Facts

José Angeles Elias began distilling Tileño in 2014.  Tileño is the name of the Zapotec community of San Martin Tilcajete that José calls home.  The families of the community craft alebrijes, picturesque figures carved and decorated by hand from a tree called "copal." The dyes made for the alebrijes are based on natural elements and inspire the colors of each of Tileños labels. Jose's mission is to ensure that the products he crafts represent the heritage and legacy of the Zapotec people.

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