According to historians, mezcal has been enjoyed and exploited for centuries in regions of Mexico where agave plants are grown. Today, the highest production of mezcal is in Oaxaca, though many regions also make the spirit. Its origins of production are highly debated, with many pueblos claiming to be the origin of mezcal; and at this point, they are all correct!
Origin of the Mezcal
Recently, San Luis de la Paz, municipality of Guanajuato, joined the states of Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas and some regions of Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, Michoacán and Guanajuato, as a zone of denomination of origin of mezcal.