The Legend

many years ago, according to the legend, a flash lit up the sky of the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca. There was a huge roar and then, the whole town saw the ”little eyes of fire” falling all around. One of them made a small crater and the local Master Mezcal Maker decided to use it as a red-hot earthen oven to cook his fresh espadín agave hearts. And so, he produced the best mezcal the region had ever tasted. "How did you do it?”, people asked asked him. The old man simply replied: "It fell from the sky..."

[1] locals of las margaritas. oaxaca with an alleged fregment of the meteorite (ca. 1902)

[2] a man carrying an agave heart in front of the earthen pit oven as it exists today.