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We invite you to taste one of the most emblematic drinks that identify the state of Oaxaca: mezcal.
Be part of a magical journey that will take you to discover the traditional process that has given worldwide fame to the distillate, whose formula, inherited by generations, is the best kept secret by Oaxacans.
The first impression of this town is the Tree of the Tule, framed by the temple of Santa María de la Asunción, which in its main altar has the image of the Virgin of the Assumption and the Passion of Christ.
Your curiosity for art and religion takes place in the Baroque style temple built in the 16th century, valued by its carving and artistic decoration, standing out the image of San Jerónimo, Saint patron of the town.
Its inhabitants produce fine textiles in traditional pedal looms, dyed naturally and with pre-hispanic and contemporaneous designs. If you are looking for wool textiles, this is the ideal place!
Nobody can resist photographing the beauty of its market, where you find the creativity embodied in products made of clay, reed, stone, palm and textiles.
Delve into its archaeological zone, whose facades are considered unique in the country; visit the Temple of San Juan Apostol, erected during the 16thcentury.
The majestic maguey plants glimpse you and announce you the arrival to a town where you can get to know the mezcal factories and outlets.
When you visit the large maguey plantations or tour the countryside and know their many varieties, you will discover the commitment and dedication with which the plants are taken care of for the production of mezcal in the factories or palenques. In addition, you can go deep into the mezcal communities, get to know its archaeological and colonial heritage, enjoy its gastronomy, live its traditional festivities and enjoy its magnificent hospitality.
A whole life marks the elaboration of mezcal, the mezcal master has to wait more than 8 years to reap the fruits of his labor.
When the plant reaches maturity, the leaves are cut, leaving only the heart (the “pineapple”), which is cooked, milled, fermented and distilled.
There are several types of mezcal, according to the variety of maguey used or to the time of rest or aging.
Do you want to live the experience of knowing the process of elaboration of a drink whose origin goes back to ancestral times?