Dixeebe Madrecuishe is produced by Valentin Cortes in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The maguey Madrecuishe (Agave karwinskii) used in this mezcal are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona,...
Dixeebe Mezcal (pronounced “dee-sh-bay”) is a project from Asis Cortes and his father, Valentin Cortes. Their family has been producing mezcal in the Santiago Matatlán region of Oaxaca for at least 180 years. The two of them are perhaps most well-known in Mexico and internationally for their previous work withMezcal El JolgorioandNuestra Soledad. Asis and Valentin have now moved on from the Casa Cortes brands and are focused on Dixeebe, along with Asis’ brand in Durango:Origen Raiz.
Asis and his father decided to launch Dixeebe as a way to reconnect with their past and support their traditions in the future. The brand launched internationally in March 2022 where it is sold in 375ml bottles. Asis had the idea of smaller bottles to make premium mezcal more accessible.
According to the Asis,Dixeebeis a ceremony of honor of respect and love, the purest thanks to culture, their tradition and their ancestors, a great veneration of liquid, a gift from the gods to men, and an offering from men to the gods. To take a deeper dive into the meaning ofDixeebe, check out the videoAsis Cortes Explains Dixeebe.
Dixeebe (deej-bay) is a sacred word from the Zapotec culture, indigenous to Oaxaca’s Central Valley. It is spoken to give thanks- a single honorific word of respect and love for the moment and it’s importance.
Dixeebe is the purest expression of gratitude for our traditions and ancestors. We see Mezcal as a gift from the gods and “Dixeebe” is our offering of thanks in return. LOVE. GRATITUDE. RESPECT.
Each bottle contains a QR code, which links you through to find all the information about the production, magueys and the final liquid.