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TRUST THE
PROCESS

Our process for making mezcal is the same as it has always been; meticulous, deliberate and traditional. History is poured into every bottle, along with rich smokey tones and sweet aromas. Once Campante touches your lips, it will impress upon your soul, deepening your understanding of what makes this spirit so special.

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THE HARVEST

THE HEART OF THE MEZCALERO AND THE HEART OF THE AGAVE.

In the nutrient-dense valleys and mountain sides of Oaxaca, there are more than 30 different variants of agave. We use our knowledge and expertise to find Espadin & Barril agave hearts, known as ‘pinas’, that are ready to be harvested.

THE COOKING

LIKE THE HUMAN HEART,THE AGAVE PIÑA
        CONTAINS A SPIRIT THAT MUST BE
                                   AWAKENED.

After the harvest, each carefully selected piña is piled around a mound of river rocks, which are then slowly heated by a quietly burning fire. Everything is covered with earth and left cook for days, until the piñas are caramelized. This is where Campante develops its sweet aroma and rich flavor.

GRINDING AND FERMENTATION

WE BELIEVE THE MEZCAL CANNOT BE MASS-PRODUCED BECAUSE THE MAGIC CONTAINED IN EVERY DROP IS EXTINGUISHED WHEN YOU SKIP STEPS, OR TRY TO HURRY THE PROCESS.

That is why we grind our cook piñas in exactly the same way it has been done for centuries: with two oxen and a large stone wheel called a tahona. The oxen are led around and around, until every fiber of every golden-brown piña is oozing with fermentable sugars.

The mash is then collected and placed in large wooden vats and left to ferment for days, until the mezcal master decides it is time to distill.

THE DISTILLATION

DISTILLATION OF CAMPANTE BEGINS
WHEN THE MEZCAL MASTER FEELS THAT
THE MASH HAS HAD ENOUGH TIME TO DEVELOP.

The ferments are then placed in large copper steel and heated, so that the spirit of Campante can rise in its most powerful form. Campante is distilled twice, which leaves us with a silvery liquid that is 40% ABV and is the smoothest mezcal around.

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CRAFTMANSHIP

OUR SPIRIT IS NOT JUST A DRINK, IT’S AN ART FORM.

Our method is steeped in tradition and craftsmanship, our maestros mezcaleros expertise is passed down over the centuries. We take pride in the slow, meticulous process of making our Mezcal. Every moment of the process is considered, from the sustainable harvesting, to the reuse of the agave fibers.

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CULTURE & CREATIVITY

WE ARE ALL ABOUT BLENDING THE
OLD CULTURE WITH THE NEW.

We carry with us in our hearts, the rich and vibrant culture of Oaxaca, with its music, food and traditions, weaving this effortlessly into modern culture and continuing to celebrate, nurture and uphold these unique forms in many different ways throughout our brand, our story and our spirit.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY
IS AT OUR HEART.

Whether that be our family and community formed in Oaxaca to produce our mezcal, or our community we are curating and cultivating around the world through Campante. We always look to embrace, support, champion and work sustainably by their side and together.

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