heart of this reposado is produced at a traditional palenque in
Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, by Ricardo Gonzalez, a fourth generation grower
and distiller. Delirio de Oaxaca Reposado is made with 100% naturally
grown Agave espadin cultivated using ancient processes. During its
lifespan the agave receives only water and is affectionately cared
for by expert Agaveros. After approximately seven years, the agave is
harvested by hand and cooked for three days in an underground stone
oven heated with mesquite and copal. 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, aged for two to four months in lightly toasted American oak
casks, filtered and precisely blended to 80 proof. The final product
has a soft profile with aroma of agave and discreet smoke notes.
Mezcal Delirio de Oaxaca Reposado: 100% agave and certified by the
Mexican government / Comercam
Reposado possesses the characteristics of mezcal made from 100% Agave
espadin combined with flavors and aromas of lightly toasted casks.
The initial temperament is of fresh agave with discreet smoke from
mesquite and copal wood and the finish combines these with soft notes
of vanilla from American oak casks. The color is golden, the
appearance is moderate and the 80 proof strength is not dominant due
to double distillation and honest aging.