Our mezcal Factory is in Oaxaca, at Casa Legacía we have selected 4 varieties of 100% agave Mezcal, which are Espadín that takes 7 years to mature, Tobala which matures in 12 years, Cuishe which matures in 15 years and Tepeztate, which matures in 25 years to mature.

The Mezcal, has the recognition of “Denomination of Origin”, and it is considered an essential part of the mexican cultural heritage, and it is considered patrimony of humanity.

THE MEZCAL PROCESS

It takes 7 to 30 years for the agave to be harvested. The selection of the agaves is supervised by our master mezcalero to make sure that the plant is at its precise point for harvesting.

After the jima, the piñas are placed in a traditional pre-Hispanic oven an oven built from a hole dug in the ground. For its cooking, a base of oak wood and volcanic stone is placed to provide adequate heat. Next, the agave pit oven is sealed with earth to maintain high temperatures and to prevent oxygen from entering the oven, and it is necessary to wait three to four days for the pineapples to be cooked correctly.

Once the pineapples are cooked, they are placed in a mill known as Tahona, which consists of a circular stone made of a single piece weighing approximately 1 ton, attached to an axle and pulled by a horse. During the grinding process, all the juices are squeezed out, which is then deposited in oak wood vats where it will ferment naturally. This process can also last around five days.

The Distillation which is the last stage of the process is the phase where the alcohols are separated. We apply two distillations to our mezcals. This process is carried out in a copper still, which facilitates high thermal conductivity. The copper still is heated with wood. The result is an artisanal mezcal to which the master mezcal maker will give the exact degree of alcohol according to his ancestral recipe.

The artesanal process of mezcal, makes a unique and magical distillate.

Mezcal can be aged in white oak barrels or matured in Damajuana glass. At LEGACIA we paint our bottles to protect the liquid from the light so the maturity of our mezcal bottles can be preserved even when they are on shelves.