OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS

The absolute difference between Aldez Mezcal lies in the choices we make as a company. Our passion is producing spirits that are thoughtfully made from soil to seal. From advocating sustainable farming practices to selecting small, family-owned suppliers to create our eco-friendly packaging, our line of spirits strives to put the planet first. Our delicate selection of the rarest, highest-quality agaves allows us to create a genuinely inimitable blend. 

THE PROCESS

mezcal process black3 Step 1: Cooking Step 2: Grinding Step 3: Fermentation Step 4: Distillation

THE PROCESS

process all steps vertical Step 1: Cooking Step 2: Grinding Step 3: Fermentation Step 4: Distillation

What is Denomination of Origin?

A geographical denomination of a country, a region, or a locality used to designate products as deriving from that area and whose quality/characteristics are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment — including both the natural and human factors.

This kind of mezcal is distinguished and protected from those similar alimentary products that are produced in other regions and who modify the original production process or change at least one of the raw materials for mass consumption.

What types of Agaves can be used to make Mezcal?

arroqueno

A. Americana Oaxacansis

Maturation: 16-18 years

Barril

Agave Karwinskii

Maturation: 12 years

Cuishe

Agave Karwinskii

Maturation: 15-18 years

Coyote

Agave Americana

Maturation: 15-18 years

Espadín

Agave Angustifolia

Maturation: 5-8 years

Jabalí

Agave Convallis

Maturation: 12-15 years

Madrecuishe

Agave Karwinskii

Maturation: 15-18 years

Mexicano

Agave Macroacantha

Maturation: 8-10 years

Papalometl

Agave Cupreata

Maturation: 10-13 years

Tepeztate

Agave Marmorata

Maturation: 25-35 years

Tobalá

Agave Potatorum

Maturation: 10-25 years

Tobasiche

Agave Karwinskii

Maturation: 15-18 years

Where can Mezcal be produced?

Mezcals must be made of 100% magueys, which are produced from the fermentation and distillation of their juices, using either spontaneous or cultivated microorganisms from the mature, cooked maguey hearts. To be called mezcal, the magueys must also be harvested in the following 9 states in Mexico. Aldez Mezcal is made in the state of Oaxaca in the town of San Juan del Río.

State/
Municipality
Year of
incorporation

% of the municipality
with D.O.

Tamaulipas 2003 25%
Guanajuato 2001 and 2015 4%
Michoacán 2012 26%
Puebla 2015 53%
Durango 1994 100%
Zacatecas  1994 100%
San Luis Potosí  1994 100%
Guerrero  1994 100%
Oaxaca  1994 100%
mexico-map Durango Tamaulipas Zacatecas San Luis Potosí Guanajuato Puebla Michoacán Guerrero Oaxaca

Where can Mezcal be produced?

Mezcals must be made of 100% magueys, which are produced from the fermentation and distillation of their juices, using either spontaneous or cultivated microorganisms from the mature, cooked maguey hearts. To be called mezcal, the magueys must also be harvested in the following states in Mexico:

mexico-map Durango Tamaulipas Zacatecas San Luis Potosí Guanajuato Puebla Michoacán Guerrero Oaxaca
mexico-map crop Durango Tamaulipas Zacatecas San Luis Potosí Guanajuato Puebla Michoacán Guerrero Oaxaca

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