Mezcal Delirio de Oaxaca is meticulously handcrafted under the supervision of master distiller Fernando Santibañez. 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 this legendary spirit to consumers around the world. He uses specific criteria to select quality growers and distillers based on heritage, tradition, experience and terroir. Fernando personally oversees every step of the process to ensure the final product consistently meets his defined specifications. Delirio de Oaxaca reflects Fernando’s passion for making spirits by hand and with care.
The 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.
Delirio 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.
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