NETA Agave Spirits - NETA works closely with several small family producers and a cooperative of twelve palenqueros from the southern valleys and hills of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. Situated at the southern tip of the Central Valleys and the foot of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains, the area is renowned for its people's strong character, diverse landscapes, and rich agricultural and culinary traditions maintained throughout generations. As such, the region has preserved its reputation for producing some of the finest mezcales and agave spirits anywhere in Mexico.
The recipes and knowledge have been passed down and shared through family and community ties. Some mezcaleros follow their grandfathers' traditions to the letter. In contrast, others experiment to carefully fine-tune the laborious process following their tastes, observations, and relationships with the natural world. No two productions can ever be the same as environmental conditions; water, natural yeasts, and soil types all contribute to their nuances just as much as the touch of their maker.
Since 2012, our friendships and working relationships with families in rural communities in Miahuatlán and the Central Valleys of Oaxaca have granted participation in a world elusive to those not born into it. This humbling privilege allows us to present a carefully curated selection of extraordinary spirits that would otherwise never be found outside their place of origin. Así es, la mera mera NETA.