Agave de Cortes
The Cortés family is one of the oldest and most important mezcal families in Oaxaca. The Agave de Cortés brand honors the family’s heritage and tradition. Now in their 6th generation, Casa Cortés has produced artisanal mezcal since 1840. There are three brands under Casa Cortés – Agave de Cortes, Nuestra Soledad and El Jolgorio, Casa Cortés has been working to improve the local economy since its inception. The explosion of mezcal’s popularity in recent years has meant more consistent production cycles, especially for export markets. As production increases, so too do the number of jobs needed to ensure the products succeed in a competitive marketplace.
Since 2007, Casa Cortés has grown from a tiny core of 2-3 producers making mezcal, to include a team of 40 employees, handling everything from the actual production of mezcal, to bottling, logistics, administrative management, and branding & marketing. Among its three brands Casa Cortés works with 17 different families in 16 different regions for the production of its mezcals.