Heladio learned his craft working in excellent destilerías in Santa Catarina Minas, and now rents a clay potstill where he distills superb small batches from local agaves.

Santa Catarina (pop 1976) is at 5190 feet in a small valley in mountainous terrain south of Oaxaca city. Rich volcanic soils.

Heladio sharing wisdom about mezcal.

Tripón, the agave in Heladio’s Comunidad no.12, is a large local Karwinskii variant, seldom distilled. Its mezcal is rich and complex..