Cinco Elementos Mezcal Artesenal Joven Cuishe

Earth and tobacco – a mans mezcal

Mezcal Cinco Elementos Tepeztate is produced from 100% maguey Cuishe (Agave karwinskii) in San Lorenzo Albarradas, Oaxaca. “Cinco Elementos” who makes this product, are cooking their i agave in an underground oven – a socalled “Horno de Piedra”. When cooked, the agaves are mashed with a tahona, fermented in pine wood tanks, and then double distilled in copper alembic stills.

The Cinco Elementos Mezcal Cuishe is made by third generation mezcaliers, Faustina Garcia and Luiz Martinez. Maguey Cuishe (or Cuixe) is a wild agave in the Karwinskii family and yields intensely flavored mezcal with high minerality and spice notes.

Cuishe is also an agave species taking 13-25 years to mature, so the raw materials for this kind of mezcal are expensive and rare.

Tasting Notes

This mezcal does not have a lot of smoke, but it does have a deep, almost tangible notes of earth, tobacco and grasses. Very usable for drinking neat.


Agave CuisheThe Agave Karwinskii truely looks like something from another planet. With a height of up to four meter and a life span of 13-25 years, this is one of natures wonders, and it is almost akin to a tree. It takes great experience to transform this kind of plant into a fine mezcal, but fortunately experience and knowledge is what Faustina Garcia and Luiz Martinez from Cinco Elementos have aplenty.






Additional information

TU code


Resting Period

Not Rested



Distillery Name

Agua del Rancho


Double Distilled


Bottle Size


Barrel Type

Not Rested

Alc Volume


Age Category


Agave type

Wild Cuishe

Agave Region

Oaxaca – San Lorenzo Albarradas

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