Dixeebe Mezcal is a remarkable brand that embodies the rich heritage and tradition of mezcal production in the Santiago Matatlán region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Asis Cortes and his father, Valentin Cortes, carry forward a legacy that spans over 180 years in their family's mezcal production.
Dixeebe Mezcal prides itself on utilizing only the finest magueys, ensuring that each bottle represents the highest quality and authentic taste. In particular, their Dixeebe Espadin expression is crafted from the maguey Espadin, scientifically known as Agave angustifolia. This specific variety is carefully cultivated and harvested to capture its unique flavors and characteristics.
The production process of Dixeebe Mezcal involves time-honored techniques that have been passed down through generations. The maguey piñas (hearts) are cooked in traditional underground pit ovens, allowing the flavors to develop and deepen. Afterward, the cooked piñas are crushed using a tahona, a traditional stone wheel, to extract the juices and fibers. The resulting mash is then double distilled in copper stills, a method that further refines the flavors and ensures a smooth and nuanced mezcal.
Dixeebe Mezcal takes pride in its limited bottlings, recognizing that quality and attention to detail are paramount. Each release is a testament to the craftsmanship and expertise of the Cortes family, and they strive to create mezcal expressions that exemplify the essence of their heritage.
By embracing their ancestral knowledge and utilizing the finest ingredients and traditional production methods, Dixeebe Mezcal offers mezcal enthusiasts a unique and captivating experience. Each bottle is a testament to the dedication and passion poured into every step of the production process, making Dixeebe Mezcal a cherished and sought-after brand among connoisseurs of this iconic Mexican spirit.