In 1865, the 9,000-acre Rancho El Tinieblo was founded in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The name, which means “the absence of light,” comes from the heavy fog that shrouds the ranch every morning. It was also the name given to the mezcal produced from the ranch’s wild agave.
After lying dormant for decades, the Peréz-Salinas family revived the Rancho El Tinieblo in 1986. When we discovered the original stone wheel used for crushing agave, we were inspired to use our own ancestral recipe to restore the ranch’s legacy of producing single-origin, hand-distilled, and sustainably harvested mezcal.