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The Meaning of Mezcal

The word mezcal comes from the Náhuatl mexcalli, derived from metl which means agave and ixcalli cooked.


The Mesoamerican ancient inhabitants venerated agaves through Goddess Mayahuel. For these societies, agaves provided food, fiber, clay, nails and medicine.

Origin of the Distilled Beverage

There is not a defined history about the origins of the mezcal process, but there are three different versions that are commonly shared.