Cruz de Fuego
Palenque (Distillery): Productores Del Buen Agave
Location: Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
Maestros Mezcaleros: Margarita Blas & Carlos Mendez (mother & son team)
Productores Del Buen Agave is a certified mezcal artisanal palenque. In other words, there are no automated processes throughout production. Margarita and Carlos, the mother-and-son team, actively work to protect the traditions behind artisanal mezcal-making.
Cruz De Fuego Mezcal is certified artisanal mezcal. The brand launched in 2015 and were awarded as the best-tasting mezcal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This brand features one-of-a-kind fabric labels to honor the rich-textile traditions of Oaxaca.
Each expression follows the same production process: cooked in conical (underground) ovens, open-air fermentation, milling by tahona-wheel, copper distillation, twice distilled. You will find variation across the agave varietals and sourcing methods.