A unique wealth in the world

"Biological and cultural heritage"

The diversity of mezcal in Mexico is a proof of all the biological diversity of the plant; this unique richness in the world must be protected as part of the biological and cultural heritage of our country. Thus, every human community that knows and works with it has the historical right to use it according to their own traditions, without forgetting, of course, to preserve its wild populations.

Wild agaves

Wild agaves grow in cliffs without the human hand taking part in the process until its harvest. Several wild species can be spread, but it is not common. Wild plants are generally very long-lived; their healthy growth with no human intervention for 10 to 30 years sums up their great value.

Oaxaca | México

Oaxaca has the largest biodiversity of agave in Mexico and in the world, reason why it is not strange that it is right there where most wild species are used. In the region of San Dionisio we can find different varieties of agaves. Th eones utilized to bring Zaá to life are plants that express themselves with a lot of complexity due to their nature and great life expectancy.

Mezcal Zaa

Our Mezcals

Our mezcal is traditionally elaborated, following the antique elders récipes and their variety of costumes, sucha as: harvesting at full moon performing a ritual using spices like rosemary, rue, basil and salt to cast away any evil energy before putting the cones in the oven.

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Ensamble Espadín (angustifolia Haw) and Tobalá (Potatorum Zucc)

In assemble or mix is when more than two varieties of maguey are used to elaborate one single mezcal. In Záa, our assembly of 42% alc. Vol. is a noble mixture of a cultivated and semi-cultivated. As a result, a balanced, sweet-tone and kind-to-the-taste mezcal is created. These species are ver appreciated within the community because their efficiency is high. Espadín is the most common cultivated agave. It takes 5 to 8 years for it to be ready to harvest; to enhance its body, we added semi-cultivated Tobalá maguey from the region with a maturation on soil of 8 to 12 years.

Tepeztate (Marmorata)

Robust maguey of complex notes due to its longevity. The Marmorata agave, more commonly known as Tepeztate, is a completely wild species grown mainly on hillsides and hot, rocky regions. Due to its great size (150 to 200 kg) and the landscapes it chooses to grow, its extractions results very hard and it makes it even more covetable.


This wild agave has no botanical classification yet since it is a hybrid; this maguey continuingly tries to find the way to reproduce, which leads it to reproduce with other varieties, resulting in its hybridization; so it tends to be promiscuous for survival. Coyote maguey likes mild weather to grow and is a small-sized agave, a cone weighs up about 20 to 30 kg, its maturation time on soil is around 12 to 20 years. These peculiar traits give it its great value, as we find firm, dry and complex tones to the taste, a reflection of its evolution.

Our History

Záa is a Mexican project born form opposite personalities, outstanding professionals on their guild, mezcal lovers attracted to a same, common vision: the generation of value...

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Social Support

We come from a colorful culture, full of joy, art and tradition that fill Oaxaca with magic. Being one of the Mexican states with the highest index of illiteracy and economic...

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Mezcal Zaa is ambassador of the best events of music, art and food. This section will mention all the events we will sponsor...

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