Maguey Coyote
A. americana oaxacensis

‘Coyote‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Coyote‘ ( A. americana oaxacensis) 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

‘Coyote‘ info

  • Less than 1% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘coyote’ or some other variety of agave americana. An adaptable agave that lives in varied ecosystems, produces very interesting mezcals that vary in their flavors.
  • Extends over an area in Mexico roughly equivalent in size to the state of New Mexico in the USA.
  • 1.5 to 2.5 m height
  • 8 to 10 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • February to April (Flowering season). Agave americana var. oaxacensis rarely flowers, reproduction occurs through bulbils
  • 0-2325 meters above sea level