Now available: 3rd edition, El Tiempo en las Raices//Time in the Roots, result of the rezidency of Dani Eizirik in Oaxaca MX, a partir de encounters with five mezcalero families, written and drawn with five collaborators. 128 pages, english & español, offset printing & lithography on amate paper. Email for mail order or wholesale.
VIVERO! A new Nursery Project for 2022
For the year 2022, rezpiral will be working with Aureliano Hernández of San Baltazar Guelevila to support different independent campesino mezcaleros with diverse agave to be "reforested" all grown from seed.
Three-tier profit share
This year we revisit an idea I've been pursuing this last year - profit share participation from all tiers of the commercial chain (importer/brand, distributor, and retail/bar). The idea pursues a basic question "why shouldn't the producer, as the author of the served spirit and in many ways the hardest working, have a right to … Continue reading Three-tier profit share
Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad guidebook now available in English
Now available for free except the cost of shipping, is a zine style booklet detailing how to collect, clean and store agave seeds and how to salvage, propagate, grow and plant agaves (directed towards restoring habitat and a primary food for nectar-feeding bats in the southwest US/Northern Mexico migratory beltway). More info/Order here! Courtesy of … Continue reading Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad guidebook now available in English
Agave Renaissance lecture series –
Alex White Mazzarella, Rezpiral Juan Olmedo, Del Rincón Grande Narrative: "We need models that illustrate how humans and nature can coexist. Agave is that model. These are remarkable arid adapted plants that provide tools and sustenance to both people and their pollinators. Yet they also work in concert with humans and have done so for … Continue reading Agave Renaissance lecture series –
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Recognizing 5 years of Rezpiral
Illustrations by me Alex White-Mazzarella, artist and facilitator, turned into seriagraphy by Lapiztola, and printed on handmade amate paper . This was an especially long process that began in November of 2020 and closed with printing in July 2021. The effort to create, share and ultimately transmit a few special images of perspectives and significance … Continue reading Recognizing 5 years of Rezpiral
2020 Profit share declaration
Rezpiral - 2020 profit share declaration. Accounting transparency to our consumers/collaborators/supporters. 2020 was an especially important moment to make a shift from a 10 to 30% profit share. A couple of findings and food for thought.1) This is more than possible. At the end of the day, it all really depends on what a trader/buyer … Continue reading 2020 Profit share declaration
The Rainy Season approaches – transplanting a third cycle of agave from seed (ongoing)
Simeon Ramírez de San Agustín Amatengo, 6370 Arroqueño, Jabalí & Tobala Leonardo de San Baltazar Guelevila, 1300 Tobala, 100 Arroqueño Family of Christina and the resting Tío Chico, San Luis Amatlan, 1300 Arroqueño, Tobala, Madrecuish & Jabali Lalo Perez de Miahuatlan, 473 Tobala y Espadilla (via courtesy/contribution of Jason Cox) Alejandrina & Nicolas Hernandez, Zoquitlan, … Continue reading The Rainy Season approaches – transplanting a third cycle of agave from seed (ongoing)