Maguey Ancho
A. cupreata

‘Ancho‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Ancho‘ ( A. cupreata) grows in Mexico. Brown fading represents density of plants in an area.

‘Mezcal’ Denomination of origin

Area where a distillate produced with an agave can be legally labelled as mezcal.

Political Boundary

‘Ancho‘ info

  • ~3% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘ancho’ (a. cupreata). It is a mezcal known by its sweetness and complexity. The mezcal of choice in Guerrero and Michoacán.
  • Extends over an area in Mexico roughly equivalent in size to the state of Washington in the USA.
  • 0.7 to 1.8m height
  • March to June (Flowering season)
  • 10 to 12 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • 650-2560 meters above sea level