“MEZCAL PUTS YOU IN CONTACT
WITH THE EARTH AND ITS FLAVORS”
Mezcal Nucano has 3 mezcals, each of which possesses unique characteristics of flavor,
aroma and texture that make it authentic.
“FOR EVERY ILL, A MEZCAL,
FOR EVERY GOOD AS WELL!”
The Cutting or "Jima" of the Agave
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
“I DON’T KNOW THE RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS,
BUT IT CERTAINLY CALLS FOR MEZCAL!”
“MEZCAL NUCANO, 100% ARTISANAL. AUTHENTIC MEZCAL”
“IN THIS EARTHLY WORLD, MEZCAL IS LIQUID GOLD!”
“THE BEST MEZCAL IS THE ONE IN FRONT OF YOU, MEZCAL NUCANO”