Artisans & Spirits

Rezpiral works with and bottles select small batch (typically between 100 and 250 liter) agave spirits from a handful of traditional farmer artisans of different regions of Oaxaca whose spirits hold and emanate their own styles, complexities, agave varietals and terroir. These spirits are made available to many states/markets in the USA.

Our core producers/partners:

  • Aureliano Hernández, San Baltazar Guelevila
  • Berta Vasquez, San Baltazar Chichicapam
  • Simeon Ramírez, San Agustín Amatengo
  • Reina Sánchez, Lachigüiso

Past, recently joined or occasional producers/partners:

  • Abel Martínez, Santo Domingo Albarradas
  • Eduardo Angeles, Santa Catarina Minas
  • Luis & Ignacio Antonio Santiago, San Vicente Coatlan
  • Leonardo, San Baltazar Guelevila
  • Family of recently passed Tío Chico, San Luis Amatlan
  • Alejandrina & Nicolas Hernández, Río Seco Zoquitlan

2022, series #7. Twenty-seven complex artisanal small batch agave spirits from eight families & pueblos/regions of Oaxaca. Details to follow soon

2021, series #6. Twenty-seven complex artisanal small batch agave spirits. From Berta Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, 90 liter batch of of Tobala/Cuish, 63 liter batch of Tepextate & Coyote, 108 liter batch of Mexicano/Espadin/Tepextate, a 90 liter batch of Tepextate sourced from Palmar, a 76 liter batch of Cuish Capón, and a 100 liter batch of Coyote. From Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelavila an liter batch of Pechuga de Café, a 300 liter batch of Arroqueño and 170 liter batch of Lumbre. From Tio Chico of San Luis Amatlán a 400 liter batch of Verde, and a 70 liter batch of Cucharillo. From Simeon Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo a 108 liter batch of  Piñuela, a 100 liter batch of Tobaziche, a 100 liter batch of Tepeztate, a 100 liter batch of San Martinero, and a 100 liter batch of Espadín de Lluvias. From Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, a 330 liter batch of Espadín, a 270 liter batch of Madrecuish, a 150 liter batch of Arroqueño, a 200 liter batch of Tepextate, and 180 liter batch of Cuish/Madrecuish. From Alejandrina & Nicolas Hernandez of Rio Seco Zoquitlan, a 190 liter batch of Espadin, a 200 liter batch of Espadín de Lluvias, and a 245 liter batch of Bilía/Tepextate/Cuishe and Espadín. From Leo of San Baltazar Guelevila, a 280 liter batch of Coyote & Tobala, a 220 liter batch of Tepextate and Jabali, and a 220 liter batch ensamble de 7 of Lumbre/Tobaziche/Espadin/Tepextate/Tobala/Cuishe/Coyote. Labels in this series were created from ink illustrations, digitalized and silk screen printed on Amate paper.

 

2020, series #5, first release: seventeen complex artisanal small batch agave spirits. From Berta Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, 45 liters of Mexicano from a 150 liter batch, Tepextate,  Espadin, Tobala/Tepextate ensamble (2/3 & 1/3), Cuish and a Cuish/Tobala/Tepextate ensamble. From Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila a 130 liter batch of Pechuga de Café, a 400 liter batch of Arroqueño and 200 liter batch of Coyote. From Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Albarradas, a 180 liter batch of Jabali/Mexicano, a 2019 180 liter batch of Tobala. From Simeon Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo a 100 liter batch of Espadin & Piñuela, a 40 liter batch of Piñuela, a 100 liter batch of Mexicano & Tepeztate. From Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, a 200 liter 2018 batch of Tepextate, and Madrecuish. From Ignacio Antonio of San Vicente Coatlan, a 120 liter batch of Espadin. Labels in this series were designed with colored pencil, digitalized and printed offset, with silk screen printing.

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).