Aracely del Carmen’s family has been growing agave since 1940 in the Tlacolula region in Oaxaca, only focusing in planting, reproducing and wholesale to old school mezcal brands as ‘Casa Fandango’, ‘Oro de Oaxaca’ and ‘Beneva’. Granja Nómada Mezcal Espadin Agave is sourced from San Carlos Yautepec and Tlacolula, Oaxaca which are both in the Central Valley.
On Gustavo’s side of the family, his grandfather founded a Mezcaleria called “la Favorita” in 1955. He would buy mezcal from different producers across the region and through the years he made enough money to start his own Palenque (distillery) in the 70’s, mainly producing for his own mezcal for his bar. In those years Aracely’s grandfather starting selling agave to Gustavo’s grandfather to produce mezcal and that was the start of the relation between the two families.
GRANJA NOMADA MEZCAL IS BORN
Aracely and Gustavo met in 2009 and got married in 2013. Since then, they have improved and modernized the mezcal industry in Tlacolula, maintaining every artisan aspect and respecting the deep rooted traditions in the community. Granja Nómada Mezcal is their first and only Mezcal brand that is distributed and sold outside of Oaxaca.
Their journey to create Granja Nómada Mezcal was due to their many visits to different parts of the country. Something that always stood out was the pride each family had for their own Mezcal. The goal for Granja Nómada is to respect each producer’s process, and eventually incorporate a nomadic attribute as an opportunity to enhance, and work with multiple small producers showing the many sides of Mezcal. They believe that is the way forward while paying respect to the small mezcal producers.
Granja Nómada’s inspiration is the family run Palenque’s all over Mexico. That is why they want to shed light on every small mezcal producer, and tell their stories. Granja Nómada is about Aracely’s family, but there will be many more to tell.
GRANJA NOMADA MEZCAL A unique blend of the finest Espadin agave, hand-selected from the central valley in Oaxaca. Granja Nómada presents an appealing fragrance and a rich taste that engages the palate, ensuring distinctive delight. Floral forward notes, with light smokey notes that are subtle and further appreciated when coupled with the bright citrus finish.
Serve neat in a snifter or extended glass to allow the Mezcal to “awake,” and fully appreciate the flavors and scents of a completely natural experience. Granja Nómada Espadin Mezcal is an introduction and opportunity to surprise and delight the richness arising from the craftsmanship in producing this Mezcal.
Because of its approachable flavor, Granja Nómada is enjoyable in any season; on its own or mixed in a classic or modern libation. type: Mezcal| proof: 84% | nom: 0676X