Located in Oaxaca, Centro, the
indigenous heart of Mexico, Casa de
ELLA is a historical home renovated
only with Oaxacan raw materials. It is
home to our objetos and an extension
of De ELLA world — an experimental
space where ocated in Oaxaca, Centro,
the indigenous heart of Mexico,
Casa de ELLA is a historical home
renovated only with Oaxacan raw
‘ A place where curious minds meet. dsdu routiorkfg rieooki oirj hfi no.’
Distillation of De ELLA Mezcal begins in the high mountain soil by hand harvesting the matured agave hearts. With leaves (pincas) removed, the hearts (piñas) of the mother plant are split by axe and precisely layered over a large oak wood fire. The subterranean, natural stone pit is sealed entirely with hot volcanic rocks, slowly roasting the agaves underground for seven days.
Once caramelized, the cooked hearts are carefully removed by hand and manually crushed under a one-ton tahona stone wheel. The process is intensive yet majestic. The smell of earth, flowers and natural caramelized sugar fill the air. The crushed fibers are gently married with fresh mountain well water in open-air, pine wood barrels. Left untouched for 10 days, a natural fermentation occurs and slowly converts the agave sugar into aromatic and sweet droplets.
Honoring the natural taste of each agave and the ancestral craftsmanship of true mezcal, De ELLA is entirely handcrafted by our Zapotecan family in the pueblo of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.