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THE MESCAL COMMUNITY

Santa Sabia promote the respect towards mescal communities, their lands, their surroundings, and their customs. We help preserve their traditions by encouraging fair prices, which enable the continuation of ‘palenques’ and family development.

ISAÍAS

Isaías Martínez welcomes you with good Tepeztate, on a rainy day. He and his father-in-law prepare some of the best mescals from the area of San Juan del Río. Their concoctions are enveloped with festivity and celebration.

Isaías Martínez and Mr. Martiniano

LEONCIO

Leoncio loves perfection. He is based in Matatlán, where he cares for each of the mescal processes, up to the very last detail. His warmth, and that of his family, is transmitted from the moment one steps into his palenque, his place of work, where one can catch one or two words in his native tongue zapoteco.
Leoncio and his family, Matatlán, Oax.

TÍO FERNANDO

He welcomes you with a smile, waiting to share some local stories like “crazy capirro”. Occupied by planting and sustainability of wild agaves in Sola de Vega, always accompanied with his wife Lucha that delights us with her creole chicken broth.
Tío Fer at his palenque, Sola de Vega, Oax.

FÉLIX

Félix Ángeles has worked in mescal production for over three decades at Minas. Continuously merry, he works with the help of his wife, crafting claydistilled beverages, among them the Pechuga mescal: a specialty few know how to prepare.
Felix Ángeles and his family.

FELIPE CORTÉS

His passion for the field transmits you a very special energy that puts you in Miahuatlán, accompanied by his son Ageo, his brother Margarito and his nephew Job, makes you enjoy the visit by transforming the dynamic movement of the city in a campirana peace.
Felipe Cortés checking the alchohol volume of the mescal.
Tío Pesca and the Martínez, San Juan del Río, Oax.
Felipe and Job Cortés, Miahuatlán, Oax 2014.

Tio Pesca showing his first book to “Carlitos” . Oax. Photo taken by Anna Bruce with Tio Pesca’s phone.

Drinking mescal in La Pila, Oax.