Maguey Tobalá
A. potatorum

‘Tobalá‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Tobalá‘ ( A. potatorum) 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

‘Tobalá‘ info

  • ~2% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘tobalá’ (a. potatorum). Revered by many aficionados and mezcaleros in Oaxaca - where most mezcal is made in Mexico.
  • Extends over an area in Mexico roughly equivalent in size to the state of Illinois in the USA.
  • 0.3 to 0.5 m height
  • September to November (Flowering season)
  • 10 to 12 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • 300-2600 meters above sea level