Maguey Mexicano
A. rhodacantha

‘Mexicano‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Mexicano‘ ( A. rhodacantha) 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

‘Mexicano‘ info

  • Less than 1% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘mexicano’ (a. rhodacantha). Another mezcal that has its own followers, all in love with the flavor complexity of a very rare mezcal.
  • Extends over an area in Mexico roughly equivalent in size to Spain.
  • 1.7 to 2.5 m height
  • 10 to 14 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • May to July (Flowering season)
  • 1400-2200 meters above sea level