Artisans & Spirits

Rezpiral works with and bottles select small batch (typically between 100 and 300 liter) agave spirits from a handful of traditional farmer artisans of different regions whose spirits hold and emanate their own styles, complexities, agave varietals and terroir. These spirits are made available to states across the USA.

2019, series #4, second release: six beautifully complex artisanal small batch agave spirits: A 77 liter batch of Mexicano & Tepextate ensamble crafted by Berta Vasquez, 150 liter batch of espadin crafted by Abel Martinez, a batch of Tequilana crafted by Reina Sanchez, a triple distilled Jabali created by Leo, a batch of Tobala with Frutas crafted by Aureliano Hernandez, and a batch of Tobaziche created by SImeon & Apolonio Ramirez.

2019, series #4, first release: A hand-selected selection of fifteen beautifully complex artisanal small batch agave spirits – by Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Berta & Mario Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila, Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, Leonardo of San Baltazar Guelevila, and Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo. Labels in this series were printed on a handful of colored fiber papers including amate (shown below presenting Berta’s ensamble).

 

2018, series #3: A curated collection of eleven agave spirits crafted from four independent artisan maestros collaborating with the project.  Labels in this series are hand drawn as before, and individually silk-screened labels, some with multiple colors.

2018, series #3: Una coleccion bien curado de once espiritus de maguey creados por cuatro maestros artesanos en colaboracion con el proyecto. Las etiquetas de estes series son hecho a mano, y imprimido con seriagrafia individualmente, algunos multi-colorados.

2018, series #2: Seventeen different master-crafted spirits by five independent artisan producers from four pueblos San Agustin Amatengo, San Baltazar Guelevila, Chichicapam and San Luis Amatlan; spirits from eleven wild and cultivated varietals, and three specialty batches (pechuga de conejo, espadin capon, espadin con frutas).

2018, serie #2: Diecisiete diferentes espíritus artesanales de cinco productores artesanales independientes de cuatro pueblos: San Agustín Amatengo, San Baltazar Guelevila, Chichicapam y San Luis Amatlan; espirituosos de once variedades silvestres y cultivadas, y tres lotes especiales (pechuga de conejo, espadin capón, espadin con frutas).

2017, series #1: Eleven different master-crafted spirits by three independent artisan producers of three pueblos; spirits from nine different wild and domesticated agave varietals (espadin, tobala, barril, tobaziche, mexicano, tepextate, tobala orejon, cuish, and tripon).

2017, serie n. ° 1: Once espíritus artesanales diferentes elaborados por tres productores artesanales independientes de tres pueblos; espíritus de nueve diferentes variedades de agave silvestres y domesticadas (espadin, tobala, barril, tobaziche, mexicano, tepextate, tobala orejon, cuish y tripon).