Lidia Hernández Hernández

(Mezcalera of February 2021 – Espadín)

 

 

Being a native of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, it’s no surprise that Lidia Hernández comes from a long line of mezcal producers on both her mother and her father’s side. Lidia studied law at La Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, and since graduating in 2016 has been able to use her studies to support her family in managing the accounting, exportation, and certification of their mezcal business. This fifth generation producer’s story of how she recently also became the Maestra on her family’s palenque is a bittersweet one. The transition took place in September 2020, when Lidia’s father, Juan Hernández Méndez, passed away. While the entire family is still adjusting to life without Juan, his legacy lives on as the family continues to make mezcal in his honor using all the traditions that were passed down to him and that he passed down to Lidia and her siblings.

 

Maestra since: 2020
Batches produced: 1
Mezcalero generation: 5th
Still used: Copper
Spirits typically on hand: Arroqueño, Cuixe, Espadín, Tobala, Tepextate, Ensamble, Jabali
Our favorites: Jabalí, Espadín
Maguey grown and harvested: Espadín, Tobala
Phone number: +52 951 364 6507
Address: 16.862906941339098, -96.3760882604812

 

CRAFTSMANSHIP

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

TRADITION

SUSTAINABILITY

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