Real Minero Largo
Largo is another member of the storied Agave karwinskii species in Santa Catarina Minas, often referred to in other communities as Tobaziche. Real Minero’s Largo is a particularly beautiful example.
Since 1898, the mining village of Santa Caterina Minas has been distilling some of the most rustic, traditional and exquisitely expressive mezcales in all of Mexico. Today, the Ángeles Carreño family carries on that tradition with pride and integrity.
Fourth and Fifth generation Mezcal-producers, Edgar Ángeles Carreño works the distillery, while mother Doña Florentina handles the bottling and sister Graciela handles… well, everything from marketing to development and research. Sadly, the patriarch of the family, Don Lorenzo, passed away in 2016, but the family carries the torch, continuing their century-old tradition of producing the finest quality mezcal.
The Ángeles family are icons in the industry and have devoted their lives to producing and researching this hand-crafted, traditional spirit. Graciela in particular is considered one of the thought-leaders in the field, conducting extensive scientific and historic research into agave and mezcal. She employs several botanists who work with the brand to maintain a nursery and laboratory dedicated to protecting, preserving, and studying the plants, vigorously champions social justice and economic and labor issues within the mezcal industry, and funnels a portion of proceeds into creating the first library in the rural mining community of Santa Catarina Minas.
Mezcalero: Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Distillation: Clay Pot
Town: Santa Catarina Minas
Age of plant: 14 years
Batch: 173 bottles, DRML-19
Real Minero Largo