Mezonte Jalisco Lorenzo
Mezonte Jalisco is a small batch Raicilla from the beautiful state of Jalisco, Mexico. It’s an Ensamble of two agaves unique to this region of production.
Mezonte Jalisco is distilled by Santos Juarez using agave Alineno and Cimarrón in Toliman, Jalisco. While this is produced in Tequila-country, the production of this Raicilla is a far cry from what you’d see in modern Tequila. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven, milled by hand with axes, and distilled in a copper and wood still.
Mezonte is a nonprofit organization that promotes, supports, and preserves - through various media - the production and practices of traditional agave spirits. Mezonte’s main objective is to create awareness of the cultural and biological value that these spirits represent. They feature agave spirits from all over Mexico, with an emphasis on Jalisco and Michoacán. Their producers make mezcal, raicilla, barranca, tuxca, sikua, or any other name used for distilled agave in this region.