Maestro ‘Chícharo’

Oscar Obregón

Fourth generation of mezcaleros.

~ 15 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production.

The youngest mezcalero from the Obregón family, loves to distill his mezcal from ‘ancho’.

Maguey ‘Ancho’


Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco

100% Agave / A. Cupreata

46.9% Alc.Vol. / 750mL

Limited production

Aromas: Cucumber, melon rind, tropical fruits.

Flavors: Green plantain, papaya, black pepper.

Mazatlán,

GUERRERO

Lies on the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, southwest Mexico.

17.29°N  99.46°W  –  1153 meters above sea level

Temp.: NH 31.6° (max. 39.4°), Avg 23.5°, NL 15.4° (min. 6.7°)

Precipitation: 953 mm

‘Fábrica’

Common name for an artisanal mezcal facility in Guerrero. This family unit shares the roasting pit, but has different alembics, each one used by a different family member (grandfather, father, brother & ‘Chícharo’s).  

Yearly production under ~ 12,000 L

PRODUCTION PROCESS

COOKING

Agave roasting pit

MILLING

Mechanical grinder

FERMENTATION

Oak wood vats

DISTILLATION

Traditional copper alembic

Maguey 'Ancho'

Agave cupreata

The typical agave used for mezcal production in the Balsas River basin (Guerrero & Michoacán), harvested from both wild populations, as well as plantations.  

Yields ~ 1L of mezcal per 15/20 kgs of Agave, ~ 7 to 15 years life cycle / maturity. 

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