Pox (pronounced “pōsh”) is an ancient beverage of the Mayan culture in Chiapas, produced from grain and sugarcane. In the Mayan language, pox means “medicine” or “healing”, and the spirit is still used in ceremony and ritual today. Siglo Cero was created as a brand to help preserve this Mayan history and to share it with the outside world.
Siglo Cero was created in collaboration with the indigenous Mayan community in Chiapas and has a deep commitment to preserving the heritage it represents. All the corn used is sustainably grown by Mayan farmers, with a mission to preserve the heritage strains of corn endemic to the area. The sugarcane and wheat, likewise, are locally and sustainably sourced. Siglo Cero also donates a portion of each sale to the ALSOL Foundation, a group dedicated to helping Mexican artists and craftspeople in Chiapas.