Victorioso Ensamble Mezcal is unique as it consists of four distinct types of wild agave, equally proportioned and cooked altogether. It contains agaves: Mexicano (A. Rhodacantha), Cuishe (A. Karwinskii), Tepeztate (A. Marmorata), & Tobala (A. Potatorum). Our Ensamble has an earthy expression, with a slightly smoky bouquet and hints of green mango, watermelon, honey, and orange blossom that will tingle your senses and leave a lasting impression.
CATEGORY: Mexicano (A. Rhodacantha), Cuishe (A. Karwinskii), Tepeztate (A. Marmorata), & Tobala (A. Potatorum)
REGION: Santiago Matatlán
AGE OF PLANT: 15-30 years
AROMA: Green Mango, Watermelon, Tangerine, Orange Blossoms, Mint, Dill, Thyme, Pollen & Honey.
FLAVOR: Cajeta, Pumpkin Seed, Mango Peel, Licorice & Anise
An Ensamble is a mezcal made from different agaves which go through the entire production process together. They are harvested, roasted, crushed, fermented, and distilled all together.
Mexicano agave is revered for its large size, relative scarcity, vivid green hue and kaleidoscopic spray of rigid, tightly-spaced leaves. Mexicano makes full-bodied mezcals and fruity.
Tepeztate has an almost mythical reputation, being the agave that takes the longest to reach maturity—up to 35 years in the wild. It also has very low yield. It usually has a rich, earthy aroma, but with notes of ripe tropical fruit as well.
The Cuishe Agave, also known as Agave Karwinskii, is one of the rarest species found in Oaxaca. It is also one of the most distinct plants, with leaves growing outward from the core and growing up to 7 feet tall. This unique structure makes this agave difficult to harvest and produce.
The Tobala Agave, also known as Agave Potatorum, is considered the darling of the Mezcal World. The name comes from the Zapotec language, which means “hat is in the land of rock and clay.” It is small in stature but mighty in appearance and mostly found at elevations between 1,300 and 2,400 meters in limestone soil, tropical forests & dry rocky climates. The plant, due to its size, has a low yield and is more labor intensive, but its mezcal is considered delicate, light in body and big on aroma & flavor.