This premium Joven Mezcal offers a robust profile with aroma of agave, soft fruit notes and semi-smoked character. 100% Agave and Certified by the Mexican Government The heart of this Joven is produced at a traditional palenque in Matatlan, Oaxaca, by Abel Lopex, a third generation grower and distiller. Abel cultivates agave espadin to meet mexican organic standards by certimex. The agave is harvested by hand and cooked in an underground stone oven heated with mesquite. The cooked agave is then mashed by the tahona method and naturally fermented in open pine vats. Following fermentation, the must is double-distilled in copper alembics, filtered and precisely blended to 84 Proof. The final product has a robust profile with aroma of agave, soft fruit notes and semi-smoked character. Mezcal Delirio de Oaxaca is meticulously handcrafted under the supervision of Master Distiller Fernando Santibanez. After 25 years of working for large international companies mass producing Rum, Brandy and Tequila, Fernando decided to return to his roots in Oaxaca to make Artisanal Mezcal. His goal is to bring the legendary spirit to consumers around the world. He uses specific criteria to selct quality growers and distillers based on heritage, traditon, experience and terroir. Fernando personally oversees every step of the process to ensure the final product and consistently meets his defined specifications. Delirio de Oaxaca reflets Fernando’s passion for making spirits by hand and with care.