10% share

Rezpiral realizes its fair-trade practice in part by redirecting 10% of earnings (post-tax profits) back to producers (mezcalero families). Producers determine where these funds go. In 2017 it was towards specific projects and costs. In general, profit share began initially to support the following areas.

  • Land conservation and management
  • Supporting seeding practices and re-forestation
  • Promote land stewardship and advocacy for communal and local land control
  • Promotion of bio-diversity and preservation/propagation of endemic agave species
  • Supporting family-run and owned independent production

2019 Profit Share declaration:

Apolonio/Simeon Ramirez: to rehabilitate part of the palenque and to continue planting agave

Berta Vasquez: towards household costs.

Leonardo Hernandez: to rescue local agave, and for the costs of labor

Reina Sanchez: to open/graze a piece of land to plant agave, and for other costs, to build another oven and roof for the oven

Aureliano Hernandez: to support costs of his new nursery

Abel Martinez: Towards the purchasing of equipment (pine fermentation vats) and costs in the palenque


2018 Profit Share declaration:

Apolonio/Simeon Ramirez: clean and prepare lands of San Agustin Amatengo for the transplanting of agaves (labor & transportation).

Berta Vasquez: 1/3 costs of improving roofing of her house, 1/3 for costs in the fields (costs of farming & agave), 1/3 for household costs.

Leonardo Hernandez: agave sustainability: 30% for watering and maintenance of lands, 30% labor, 40% grazing lands.

Reina Sanchez: 1 part for materials and costs of the production of compost and organic insecticide (produced by her neighbor Carlitos) 3 parts for laminate & tubes (building materials).

Aureliano Hernandez: One part for the production of mezcal (purchase of agave), and the other part for planting and preparing of land (workers).

2017 Profit Share declaration:

Lalo: in support of a local Candelaria festival in Santa Catarina Minas

Berta Vasquez: supporting cost of concrete posts, barbed wire and labor in the preparing of a plot of land for agave planting.

Aureliano Hernandez: supporting this years planting with purchase of 2,000 local maguey species

Rezpiral se realiza su práctica de comercio justo, en parte al redirigir el 10% de las ganancias hacia las prácticas agrícolas de los productores. Estos recursos están dirigidos a proyectos individuales, tales como cubrir los costos de talar tierras controladas por productores o apoyar el costo de 10,000 agaves silvestres para replantación y programas que apoyan a los mezcaleros y agaveros independientes. En general, las prácticas respaldadas giran en torno a

–   Conservación y manejo de tierras
–   Apoyar las prácticas de siembra y la reforestación
–   Promover la custodia de la tierra y la promoción del control de la tierra comunal y local
–   Promoción de la biodiversidad y preservación / propagación de especies endémicas de agave
–   Apoyo a la producción independiente familiar