Madre Mezcal


Embodying the true spirit of Oaxaca, Mezcal Madre is an artisanal mezcal, handmade in the rolling hills of San Dionisio.

Produced by the Morales family, who have watched over the land for over a hundred years, the family started distilling the spirit of mezcal for personal guidance and celebration.

Madre is distilled in open air palenques, using traditional production methods and made to a family recipe that is based on centuries of mezcal wisdom.

Honouring the tradition of ensemble mezcals that blend different agave varieties, Madre makes use of both Espadin and Cuishe, sourced from the dusty Oaxacan desert.

Madre’s flavour is directly tied to the earth where it comes from, with a restrained smoky character that opens palates to an exploration of sweet and mineral agave notes, with subtle tones of sage.

Beautifully balanced, Mezcal Madre is the perfect introduction to the category, while offering plenty of interest and complexity for the most seasoned of mezcal drinkers.


This artisanal spirit is produced just outside San Dionisio in Oaxaca, led by Jose Garcia Morales and his family who plant agave, harvest these, and use traditional Zapotec methods to create Mezcal Madre. This involves cooking the agave over hot stones in earthen pits, crushing with a stone wheel, fermenting in open-air wood containers with wild yeast and distilling with wood fires.

Creative explorer and co-founder Tony Farfalla didn’t set out to create a mezcal brand. He was documenting shamanism in eastern Mexico when the ancient transcendental spirit of the Oaxacan desert found him. Farfalla teamed up with three other creatives, and after three years of returning to Oaxaca, and working closely with the Garcia Morales family to create a new mezcal in the Zapotec tradition, Mezcal Madre was born.

Supporting communities and those in need is a foundation of Madre’s ethos. Working with a network of small producers in the region, and helping to support local Oaxacan communities, Madre has developed a more sustainable approach to mezcal production. Madre actively plants agave in Oaxaca and develops social and environmental programmes too.

With a deep respect for the plant, the earth and traditional mezcal production, sustainability is at the heart of Mezcal Madre and the brand is committed to producing a quality ethical spirit.

Country of Origin: Mexico
Established: 2011


Blessed with Copal.
Smoked in the earth.
Stone ground by horse.