Women in Mezcal: Talk and Tasting

This experience follows our Covid Protocol. Please make sure to read it over and only reserve this experience if you´re in complete agreement with the terms.

Tlayudona is pleased to present to you this awesome opportunity to try 3 mezcal varieties with Sosima from Fanekantsini. 

Sósima, a 4th generation distiller, is going to talk to us about her journey through various facets of the mezcal industry as a woman. While the tradition of distilling agave is generally considered to be a “masculine” industry, women have historically been an instrumental part of the distillation process, and often end up doing more than half of the work.

That being said, men are still at the forefront of the mezcal industry while women are bustling around in the background making sure the processes are complete. Sósima has fought her way through those stereotypes, trials, and tribulations to be the first in four generations to transition from distillation and selling in informal economies to branding and distribution of a certified product.

Sosima is the president of Fanekantsini, a local cooperative consisting of 2 palenques and several families in two regions, and to produce a brand of mezcal that is quickly gaining fame in international circuits for its adherence to artisan processes, its superior quality and notable flavor profiles.

So join us to celebrate the amazing work of local women in Oaxaca in one of its hardest industries, as well as to learn more about how we can help make this industry a more inviting place for women.  And of course, try some of the most sensorially-delightful mezcals that you can find.

What to Expect

Step One: Read our Covid Protocol. If you agree with these terms and practices, write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are.

Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience. This deposit is non-refundable. In case of an emergency with our hosts, we will do our best to reschedule with you at a mutually-convenient time. If that is not possible, we will refund your deposit.

Step Three: We´ll see you there!

Experience Includes

  • Discussion about women’s roles in the mezcal industry by Sosima of Fanekantsini Mezcal Cooperative
  • Tasting of 3 types of wild agave mezcal varieties
  • Transportation to and from Fanekantsini’s bodega using our Covid Protocol.

Logistics and Cost

Time Involvement (Including Transportation) – Approximately 3 hours

Transportation – Provided by Tlayudona to the Bodega

Costs and Minimums – 1,125 MXN per person if you are signing up two people. 1,015 MXN if you are signing up 3 or more people.

Minimum: 5 people