The most common variety of the Convallis species is the Jabalí which means “wild boar”. This agave has that colloquial name because its pencas can curve downwards like a wild boar’s tusks. Jabali are notoriously difficult to distill, they bubble up with foam during fermentation and even in the distillation containers, most likely because of the saponens in the agave. Common varieties include Jabalín in addition to Jabalí
Grown in the Oaxacan regions of Sola de Vega, Sierra Juarez, East Tlacolula, West Tlacolula, Zona Refrescadera, Miahuatlan, Zoquiteco, Altos Valles, Chontal. The agaves are small-medium, varying shades of green to reddish, sometimes a faint stripe down middle of penca, shorter, skinnier penca, often curving slightly, 6-12 years and reproduce via seed and hijuelo.