Sotol and Raicilla
Sotol has been made for more than 800 years by Rarámuris and Anasazis (native ethnic people from Chihuahua) and it was a spirit almost forgotten.
Sotol is a distilled spirit made from Dasylirion (commonly named Sereque in Chihuahua) that grows along the North of México and the Southwest of the USA including Texas.
The Dasylirion takes about 12 to 15 years to be ready and it is a wild harvest. The jimador makes sure the plant is mature and ready to harvest and then uses an axe to pull the plant from the earth ready to be taken to the Vinata (distillery).