Asis Cortes at the 3 Mezquites distillery.

Asis Cortes at the 3 Mezquites distillery.

If you’ve been to Oaxaca it’s probably happened but we’re talking about New York City where we’re bringing Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle June 5th and 6th. That means you get to taste an outrageous variety of more than 60 mezcals but also meet Asis Cortez. His family has been making mezcal for six generations and currently has three brands in the United States; Nuestra Soledad, El Jolgorio, and Agave de Cortes. Asis will be at the New York stop of Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle to pour some of his family’s justifiably famous mezcals but also to talk about what it means to manage a family business in the mezcal world and what his operation looks like.

One of the amazing things about the mezcal world is that most, if not almost all, mezcal producers are family operations. Few have a lineage as long as Asis’ but the foundation of most mezcal is family control which is really important to the quality and variety of what is in your glass. Those families have well defined perspectives on what mezcal should taste like, how it should be produced, and how their work is connected to surrounding communities. It may be a cliche in today’s world but these are the things that define quality so it’s an honor to host Asis and he’s someone you definitely won’t want to miss! Get your tickets today.