MEZCALES TRADICION CHAGOYA are part of a family business dedicated to the production and export of handmade and ancestral mezcal, with origins in the district of Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico. This mezcalero lineage, founded in 1897, has established itself as a pillar of the mezcal of the region.
There are over 150 species of maguey exclusive of the Mexican territory. Of these species more than 14 can be used to make mezcal, being Oaxaca the state with the highest variety and concentration of agave plants. The elaboration of mezcal involves, cultivated, semi-cultivated and wild maguey plants, which require a specific kind of care. Regarding cultivated or farmed maguey, various conditions occur, from intensive farming to small scale planting. For the elaboration of mezcal Tradicion Chagoya, the main maguey used is Espadin, it takes ten years to mature and is one of the finest and noble of this species of plant, it’s characteristics have led it to become Oaxaca’s emblematic maguey.