La Jicarita Sierra Negra Mezcal


This 25+ year Sierra Negra agave was harvested at full maturity, letting its penca leaves grow to a weight to 4.4 lbs (2 kilos) each. Planted in a steep hillside plot, this agave is cultivated in the high altitude of the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca. The combination of drastic temperature shifts, high elevation desert drainage, and concentrated sunlight produces a mezcal rugged and hearty in character.


  • Gold– San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019)
  • Plata– Academia del Mezcal y del Maguey (2018)


This limited edition of Sierra Negra Mezcal produced only 155 cases. This is the first time this mezcal is available outside of Mexico.

  • Origin: Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca
  • Mezcalero: Celso Martínez López
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey: Sierra Negra
  • Agave Species: Agave Americana
  • Age of Maguey: 25+ year
  • Elevation: 1876 Meters/ 6155 Feet

  • Class: Mezcal Artesanal
  • Oven: Conical Earth Oven
  • Type of Wood: Pino and Mezquite
  • Roast Duration: 3-5 days depends on season
  • Mash: Tahona Process, Chilean Stone Mill, Horse

  • Fermentation: Natural
  • Yeast: Local Wild Yeasts
  • Fermentation Tank: 1000 Liters Open Pine vats
  • Fermentation Duration: 6-15 days depends on season
  • Distillation: Double distilled in copper alembic
  • ABV of Mezcal: 48%

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Fresh Mountain Spring, Pure Agave, Pineapple, Banana Bread, Pecan

Palate: Forest Floor, Star Anise, Pineapple Hearts, Tobacco Leaf, Black Pepper, Fresh Mint

Finish: Full Bodied, High Viscosity

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