Delirio de Oaxaca Joven is meticulously handcrafted under the
supervision of master distiller Fernando Santibañez. The heart of
this joven is produced at a traditional palenque in Matatlán,
Oaxaca, by Abel Lopez, a third generation grower and distiller. Abel
cultivates Agave espadin to meet Mexican organic standards by
Certimex. After approximately seven years, the agave is harvested by
hand and cooked for three days 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. The fermentation process
is monitored by sight, sound, and smell. 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 Joven: 100% agave and certified by the Mexican
government / Comercam.
Delirio Joven bouquet comes from the fresh juice of Agave espadin
which for seven long years has taken in the sun and land of Oaxaca.
Robust flavors and aromas initially call to mind citrus fruits
combined with the fresh agave and later evolve into sensations of
pepper and chili. The translucent appearance and light body result
from slow distillation in copper alembics. The finished aroma is
robust, reflecting the combination of agave, mesquite and defined
alcohol content of 84 proof that allows this joven to have lasting
sensations beyond the first sip.