Loyal, brave, rebellious.
The soul of Montelobos Mezcal is like the spirit of the wolf, protector of the night, loyal, instinctual and brave. Montelobos is forged in the lands of Oaxaca and Puebla to tell the story of our tradition and our community, still surrounded by the mystery of its rituals.
Everything about Mezcal – from the early morning harvests to the blazing fires to the hard stone- is powerful and ritualistic. A rebellious spirit at heart, that draws rebellious characters to it.
Montelobos Mezcal was created by agave specialist Ivan Saldaña, PhD in Botany, and agave specialist Don Abel López Mateos, a fifth generation mezcalero. Saldaña’s vision was to create a mezcal with a mosaic of balance and complexity that celebrates the characteristics of the agave plant. His ambition was that anyone tasting it could discover something new every time in the distinctive and layered spirit.
Montelobos Espadin is an unaged mezcal joven, crafted from meticulously, cultivated organic agave Espadin, which is roasted underground and small batch distilled to achieve a perfect balance of sweetness and subtle smoke.
Montelobos Ensamble uses Papalote (A. cupreata) as a base and is complemented by Espadín (A. angustifolia) and Tobalá (A. potatorum); This Montelobos expression offers an explosion of contrasting flavors such as pink pepper, chamomile and candied apple. It has a body and an acidity in the mouth that highlights smoke and fruit.
Montelobos mezcal Tobalá is an unaged joven mezcal, crafted from cultivated tobala agave, roasted underground, wild fermented in open air vats and small batch copper pot distilled to achieve a perfect balance of green agave sweetness and subtle smoke.
Espadin mezcal distilled with a turkey breast, seasonal fruits and spices. Our Montelobos Pechuga is produced from a third distillation with a turkey breast, providing a sensory experience of all the spices and fruits that have been meticulously selected. Montelobos pays homage to the traditions of Oaxaca with an experiment based on traditional forms and typical festive ingredients.