Mezcal Unión Uno Joven
Mezcal UNIÓN is an artisanal handcrafted spirit produced by the union of Zapotec Mezcal producer families from the Sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico. Our core is to unite families offering them a fair trade business model and path to social development.
Mezcal UNIÓN was born with the intention of creating positive change in Mexico. We believe that working in unity and collaboration is the only way to preserve the millenary tradition of producing artisanal Mezcal. The best way of feeling and tasting Mexico is through its Mezcal.
Our vision is to generate as much progress as we can through working together as a co-op. Investing and supporting indigenous families so that they can start their own workshops, continue to reforest the fields and together spread the word of UNIÓN in every bottle through out the world.
We look for micro distilleries that want to work with us and we provide them knowledge and investment. We also promise to buy their finished product. That way they become entrepreneurs (not employees) with a client who guarantees buy their product; their income becomes sustainable.
Today we have planted 750,000 agaves along the mountains. We are constantly planting Espadín, Tobalá y Cirial agaves. Agave grow slowly, but our goal is to be able to use exclusively the agaves we have planted. We take care of genetic variety of the agave and with good agricultural practices we avoid soil erosion.