We fall in love with wine for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common adages we hear is that wine reminds us of a time and place. Wine coming from certain vineyards show individual characteristics that winemakers aim to showcase in the glass. But this concept is not limited to wine as we see the spirits world moving closer towards chasing their expressions of terroir. For us, Mezcal is a spirit that truly embodies this notion. And no producer honors the terroir of Mexico more than Del Maguey.
Del Maguey was founded in 1995, with the mission to create Single Village Mezcals that represent the terroir of each place where the varietals are found. They make a number of different expressions, with each being named after the village where it comes from. They work directly with the palenqueros (producers), which are typically small family run operations that have existed from years. Think of them almost like a mezcal negociant. The results are absolutely STUNNING. Del Maguey crafts mezcals that showcase a mellow and integrated smokiness with some expressions featuring more fruitiness and others showing more spice and minerality. Across the board, each of their mezcals is tremendously smooth. If you are already a mezcal drinker, Del Maguey is a producer you need to be drinking. And for those who have not dabbled yet, this is the best way to get started! We are offering a diverse mix of Del Maguey's expression, each showing a unique piece of the Mexican terroir.
LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE
San Luis del Rio $80
Las Milpas $80
DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH BOTTLE BELOW!
10% OFF on 3-Pack
15% OFF on 6-Pack
Entry level 3-Pack $180
Vida, Chichicapa, San Luis del Rio
Advanced 3-Pack $380
Las Milpas, Tobala, Pechuga
Homerun 6-Pack $530
Vida, Chichicapa, San Luis del Rio, Las Milpas, Tobala, Pechuga
Shane Benson | Owner | New York Vintners
Del Maguey (pronounced ma–gay), Single Village Mezcal was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned artist and mezcal visionary, Ron Cooper. Ron introduced the world to previously unavailable artisanal mezcal produced the original handcrafted way. Through deep cultural relationships with Zapotec Mexican Indian producers in the remote villages of Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico, Del Maguey harnesses ancient, original organic processes. Combining these methods with varying micro-climates and terroir gives each creation its own unique, rich, sweet and smoky character. Every product in their collection is made by individual family palenqueros (producers) in old-style villages. They are the first producer to credit each product after the village where our liquid is made.
For over twenty years, Del Maguey has maintained a deep commitment to the amazing biodiversity and rich cultural heritage of Oaxaca. Environmental and Social responsibility are the central tenets that anchor their impact philosophy. From well-planned maguey cultivation strategies to reforestation projects that address ecosystems and wild agave, their environmental mission focuses on leaving a positive, impactful footprint in the majestic Oaxacan terrain.
From a social perspective, they dedicate substantial resources to the long term growth of their producing partners’ families, palenques, villages and regions in the form of various infrastructural and educational initiatives. These range from, but are not limited to; water accessibility projects, scholarship programs, renewable energy installations, internet facilities, job creation and job security.
All Del Maguey production remains sustainable for each different village’s pure mezcal, to preserve ancient style and quality. Our maguey is renewed and cultivated by the single village producers. Del Maguey pays fair-trade premiums over and above local industry standards and supports generational consistency with every member of our large, extended family.
AGAVE PLANTS USED BY DEL MAGUEY
WILD JABALI AGAVE