Agave de Cortés
The Cortés family has been growing, foraging, and distilling the maguey in the Zapotec town of Santiago Matatlán for close to 200 years. The family is the driving force behind the award-winning mezcales of El Jolgorio and Nuestra Soledad and is considered by many to be mezcal royalty.
Santiago Matatlán is situated 30 miles southeast of Oaxaca City and is the gateway to the Oaxacan highlands: mezcal country! From this central location, Rolando Cortés and his family collaborate with like-minded mezcaleros from the mountains and valleys of Oaxaca. The unifying message behind this collection of mezcales is simple though demanding: Respect the land, honor the tradition, do it for the love, and the rest will take care of itself.