Clase Azul Mezcal Guerrero reveals one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets: the wondrous state of Guerrero, a little-explored region that shows us another facet of Mexican culture. This new member of the Clase Azul family was inspired by the singularity of Guerrero’s landscapes, gastronomy, art, and heritage –– but also by the strength and leadership of the women of this region.
Mezcal Guerrero is a truly unique piece. Beyond its beautiful decanter, its majestic flavor comes from a very rare variety of agave: the papalote agave. This plant grows wild in the Mountain Range of the State of Guerrero, where the notes combine the sea’s climate and flavor with the green forests’ freshness.
The agaves cook for three-fo-four days in a pit oven using volcanic rock and firewood from the Guamuchil tree before being distilled using firewood and a copper alembic still.
The result is a palate and aroma that go from grapefruit skin and fresh wood to rosemary and peanut oil, with hints of butter and daisy flowers, the company reports.
The decanter’s green color represents jade, a precious stone of value to Mexico’s ancestral cultures. The design was inspired by the Guerrero woman and “her tender nature, strength, leadership, and warrior spirit.” Finally, the four-petal flowers that cover the decanter represent the Fifth Sun, a pre-Hispanic god representing the origin of the universe.
The cap is handcrafted using the Olinalá lacquer technique, which has denomination of origin in Guerrero. It represents the vessel that ancient women carried, known as a jicara. The decoration features a hummingbird, reflecting its connection to this Mexican region, as pre-Hispanic communities considered this bird a messenger from the gods.