• Mezcal Nucano

    100% Artisanal. Authentic Mezcal.

  • Mezcal Nucano

    Product of working the land and
    the labor of men of the field.

  • The mezcal

    Ancestral drink that possesses culture, tradition
    and history of the communities of Oaxaca.

Mezcal Nucano

Mezcal Nucano a 100% artisanal mezcal from the San Dionisio Ocotepec region of the state of Oaxaca.

The term “mezcal” originates from Mexcalli Náhuatl (“metl” maguey, “ixcalli” cooked) and means cooked maguey.

Mezcal Nucano provides the customer with an AUTHENTIC ARTISANAL MEZCAL, product of working the land in its purest and most TRADITIONAL form and available thanks to the efforts of MEN OF THE FIELD.

This UNIQUE, high QUALITY mezcal contains CULTURE and TRADITION in each bottle, aiming to connect each of its customers with the origin of this ancestral drinking, and putting a little piece of Oaxaca in their hands.

Nucano (Great Fire) was an important character in the history of Oaxaca, a brave Mixtec warrior who fell in love with the Zapotec Princess Donají, and who, in the name of that love, sought to bring peace to the two nations.

Nucano governed the Zapotecs, and did so with nobility and respect, as his beloved Donají would have done. According to the legend, their bodies lie under a flagstone in the Cuilapam de Guerrero church in Oaxaca.

Mezcal Nucano, proudly Oaxacan!

“MEZCAL PUTS YOU IN CONTACT
WITH THE EARTH AND ITS FLAVORS”

OUR MEZCALS

Mezcal Nucano has 3 mezcals, each of which possesses unique characteristics of flavor,
aroma and texture that make it authentic.

Commercial Information

Category: Joven.
Production: Artisanal.
Bottled at Origin: Yes.
Type I: White 100% agave.
Agave: Espadín (Angustifolia).
Region: San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time of agave maturation: 8 years.
Type of oven: Conical stone.
Type of milling: Stone wheel pulled by horse.
Type of vat: Oak.
Type of distiller: Copper still.
No. of distillations: 2.
Maturation: N/A.
Time in barrel: N/A.
Net. Cont.: 750 ml.
Alcohol content adjustment: Heart.
Alcohol content: 40% Alc. Vol.
Ingredients: None.

Tasting
Notes

This is a mezcal of medium density, which may be observed through its “tearing” in the glass. The transparency, cleanness and brightness of this liquid project its purity.

Through its highly fragrant quality we can detect the primary, natural aromas of the agave plant. In its secondary aromas we find lightly fruity notes of vanilla and almond. The strong tertiary aromas are of fresh earth and the wood used in its firing.

The liquid’s medium density contains a touch of smokiness, which reaffirms its artisanal production. It is the purest form of experiencing a great and authentic mezcal.

Commercial Information

Category: Reposado.
Production: Artisanal.
Bottled at Origin: Yes.
Type I: Reposado 100% agave.
Agave: Espadín (Angustifolia).
Region: San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time of agave maturation: 8 years.
Type of oven: Conical stone.
Type of milling: Stone wheel pulled by horse.
Type of vat: Oak.
Type of distiller: Copper still.
No. of distillations: 2.
Maturation: White oak barrels.
Time in barrel: 3 months to 1 year.
Net. Cont.: 750 ml.
Alcohol content adjustment: Heart.
Alcohol content: 38% Alc. Vol.
Ingredients: None.

Tasting
Notes

This is a mezcal of light density, apparent in its continuous “tearing” in the glass. A clear, crystalline liquid of a bright gold tone with moments of straw yellow.

In its medium-level fragrance we find predominantly fruity qualities with tonalities of ripe pineapple and citruses such as grapefruit, orange and lime. Its secondary aromas are floral notes of jasmine as well as almond and orange flower. Among this mezcal’s tertiary aromas, in which the scent of its oak barrel prevails, are a light hint of cotton candy, vanilla, fresh earth and a touch of cinnamon.

This fresh, balanced mezcal has a light, silky body and pairs perfectly with a variety of fresh cheeses, green salads with fruit, or ceviches.

Commercial Information

Category: Añejo (Grand Reserve).
Production: Artisanal.
Bottled at Origin: Yes.
Type I: Añejo 100% agave.
Agave: Espadín (Angustifolia).
Region: San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time of agave maturation: 8 years.
Type of oven: Conical stone.
Type of milling: Stone wheel pulled by horse.
Type of vat: Oak.
Type of distiller: Copper still.
No. of distillations: 2.
Maturation: White oak barrels.
Time in barrel: 3 to 5 years.
Net. Cont.: 750 ml.
Alcohol content adjustment: Heart.
Alcohol content: 36% Alc. Vol.
Ingredients: None.

Tasting
Notes

This mezcal has a medium density, a pronounced clearness and a pleasing bright ochre color, sometimes with reddish hues with round hints.

It possesses an extraordinary aromatic quality, within which we find the fruity primary aromas of cherry, fig and cranberry. In its secondary aromas cashew, vanilla and caramel may be detected, finishing with potent tertiary aromas where coffee and chocolate predominate.

A rich, full-bodied and velvety mezcal with a light freshness – succulent to the palate. The best mezcal for refined palates.

“FOR EVERY ILL, A MEZCAL,
FOR EVERY GOOD AS WELL!”

PRODUCTION PROCESS

The Cutting or "Jima" of the Agave

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The production process of mezcal begins with the cutting or “jima” of the agave. In this step agave plants of between 8 and 10 years of maturation are selected and their spiky leaves are removed.

The Cooking

Later, the agaves are hand cut with machetes into 2 or 3 pieces depending on the size and are placed into the oven. The cooking of the agave takes place in a buried conical stone oven. The stones are first heated until red; then the agave halves are piled onto them. Once the agave has been piled it is covered with earth and bagasse, which maintains a constant heat. The agave is left cooking slowly for 3 to 5 days.

The Milling

molienda

Once cooking is complete, the oven is unloaded and the agaves are split into smaller fragments to be placed in a stone mill, which is pulled by a horse or mule. This step is known as the milling, and its purpose is to crush the pieces of agave, creating a syrupy paste called “mosto.”

The Fermentation

fermentacionThe mosto is placed in oak vats and a small quantity of hot water is added to facilitate the fermentation process with the agave’s own sugars, transforming the substance into “tepache” and generating alcohol. This mixture is left to sit for 6 to 10 days, depending on the climate.

The Distillation

destilacion

Once perfect fermentation is reached, the mixture is emptied into a copper pot or tub and placed over direct flame for the distillation process to proceed. The distilled steam passes through a piece called the head and then into a coil whose end is submerged in a container of water to cool the vapors, which finally condense, thereby completing the production process of the distilled drink known as MEZCAL.

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“I DON’T KNOW THE RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS,
BUT IT CERTAINLY CALLS FOR MEZCAL!”

ABOUT

Mezcal Nucano was born when two young Oaxacans, lovers of their land, culture and traditions, delved into the world of mezcal, asking themselves why this distilled agave drink with a designation of origin had not received the worldwide recognition it deserved.

This was how we began to visit various towns in which artisanal mezcal is produced and how we were able to learn first-hand about the extraordinary work of so many of the master “mezcaleros” of Oaxaca, their production techniques and the importance of mezcal in their communities.

One of the principal needs of the master “mezcaleros” is the support of people with whom they can form a team to bring mezcal to every corner of Mexico and the world, and that is where we saw the opportunity to contribute to the Oaxacan community.

We strongly believe that the work of the region’s master “mezcaleros” should know no borders, which is why Mezcal Nucano is a 100% Oaxacan brand that looks to bring a part of Oaxacan culture and tradition to the rest of the world through mezcal.

Our commitment to Oaxaca is to contribute to the development of the state, which is why the entire value chain of Mezcal Nucano can be found in Oaxaca, including its production, suppliers, administration, etc.

And our commitment to the customer is to always offer them authentic artisanal mezcal.

Mezcal Nucano, proudly Oaxacan!

“MEZCAL NUCANO, 100% ARTISANAL. AUTHENTIC MEZCAL”

SALES LOCATIONS

LA RESERVA

Av. San Jerónimo #273.

Col. Tizapán San Angel.

Ciudad de México.

SALÓN PASEO DE GRACIA

Calle Frontera #88.

Col. Roma.

Ciudad de México.

“IN THIS EARTHLY WORLD, MEZCAL IS LIQUID GOLD!”

CONTACT

Mezcal Nucano

Phone: +52 55 14 15 59 10

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, México.

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“THE BEST MEZCAL IS THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU, MEZCAL NUCANO”