Maguey Cenizo
A. durangensis

‘Cenizo‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Cenizo‘ ( A. durangensis) 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

‘Cenizo‘ info

  • ~2% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘cenizo’ (a. durangensis). Durango produces mezcal with several agave varieties, yet 'cenizo' is the local favorite.
  • Distributed in Mexico over an area roughly equivalent in size to the state of New York in the USA.
  • 0.7 to 1.8m height
  • March to May (Flowering season)
  • 10 to 12 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • 650-2560 meters above sea level