El corazón de méxico


It is important to start with a little history about mezcal in Mexico, nowadays there are vestiges of mezcal cooking in pre-Hispanic times, where our ancestors only cooked the maguey to eat it and in some cases it was found to be fermented in skins of animals (the famous tepache).

But the process of distillation does not come until the Filipinos enter Colima around 1570-1620, they start with the distillation in clay pots with the coconut palm, that's where the famous coconut wine is born and which starts the now called ancestral mezcal (distilled in clay pots), a large part of the Pacific coasts continue with this process of distillation for centuries and today many families preserve their history, for these times the last pyramid is built in Monte Alban - Oaxaca.

Now in 1520 the city of Mexico falls to the hands of Hernán Cortés, after several attempts on behalf of Carlos I of Spain, with the arrival of the Spaniards to Mexico, the distiller of copper or copper alembic, used more commonly by the Arabs. The Spanish forces entered Yucatan to reach the great Tenochtitlán and capture the last emperor Cuauhtémoc, this is where the colonial era began from 1521 to 1821, where our pre-Hispanic drinks were banned by competition generated with wine brought from Spain.

Let's go to Guanajuato state where the independence of Mexico was forged and where the Spanish had more problems with the Chichimecas now established in what we call San Luis de la Paz, the Chichimecas never allowed themselves to be dominated and a peace treaty was signed between Spaniards and Chichimecas, reason for which the municipality now bears this name, during this time pulque and mezcal wine were banned by Spain, because it competed with the sales of the wine they brought for consumption and sale.

In San Felipe Torres Mochas is the hacienda of the Marquis of Jaral de Berrio called San Diego del Jaral, was composed of 99 haciendas distributed from Mexico City to Zacatecas, now the house of Mexico is known as the Iturbide Palace, headquarters of cultural promotion Banamex.

This hacienda has one of the most important historical documents and has not been disseminated as it should be and is related to mezcal, I quote the fragment of the historical archives.

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