Mezcal Atenco Pechuga is hand crafted as the Atenco Espadín, yet an extra traditional method is carried out during the additional 3rd distillation. By hanging a free range turkey breast above the still, the rising steam of the distillation passes through the breast refining and elaborating the essence and complexity of the spirit. Mezcal Atenco Pechuga is to be sipped and appreciated pure.
Diego Moreno a native of Monterrey was fascinated by the longstanding tradition of distilling handcrafted mezcal. In 2013 he travelled to Oaxaca to find an artisanal mezcal so special, to stand out from the rest.
There, he met Don Rodolfo López Sosa, a third generation of “palenqueros” or artisanal distillers who was introduced to the world of mezcal, at the early age of seven through the tutelage of his grandfather.
The López Sosa family agave plantation is located on the peak of a mountain in San Juan Del Rio, in a remote area of Oaxaca at 5000 feet above sea level where the terrain, soils and warm climate are suited for the cultivation and fermentation of agave. For the family, mezcal is a way of life and more significantly... a passion passed on from generation to generation. Their exceptional Mezcal is proof for their love towards mother earth, agave and spirit.
Mezcal Artisanal | 100% Espadín Agave
Mezcal Atenco Pechuga 100% Agave Espadin Joven
An exceptional premium mezcal produced in small batches, only 500 bottles in 2014, each bottle is numbered and bottled in recycled hand blown glass. This is an artisanal mezcal 100% natural and organic, made with Agave Espadín that’s grown at least eight years and free-range turkey breast.
The agave is cooked in a traditional conical shaped oven. The juice obtained is fermented naturally in pine tubs using pure spring water from the mountains of San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca, then triple distilled in copper stills. On the last distillation, a breast of a free-range turkey is hanged over the still, a very traditional Mexican specialty in distilling.
On the nose aromas of apples, green peppers and smoke.
Smooth with rich flavours and a silky texture. At first vegetable notes, sugarcane and plums give way to savory, peppery and smoky flavours.
Long and pleasant with a citrus and herb backdrop
Don Rodolfo López Sosa Family Distillery
Diego Moreno a native of Monterrey was fascinated by the longstanding tradition of distilling handcrafted mezcal. In 2013 he traveled to Oaxaca to find an artisanal mezcal so special, that it stands out from the rest.
There he met Don Rodolfo López Sosa, a third generation of “palenqueros” or artisanal distiller, who consider mezcal is a way of life and more significantly a passion passed on from generation to generation.