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Casa Santeros - Santo Cuviso Bacanora Blanco

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Santo Cuviso translates as holy bacanora. It’s dry, complex, with a kick of pepper and a grounded, earthy finish. Crafted to remind you that sometimes the best way to refresh your soul is to allow your lips to kiss a little spirit every day.


BEST IN CLASS, BEST IN CATEGORY – American Distilling Institute 2019

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EXCELLENCE IN PACKAGING, GOLD – American Distilling Institute 2019

Tasting notes

Dry, complex

Slightly smoky

Naturally sweet with a kick of pepper and a grounded earthy finish

Casa Santeros
750 ml

Additional Product Info

Santo Cuviso Bacanora Blanco

  • CATEGORY Bacanora Blanco 100% Agave
  • VARIETY Agave Angustifolia
  • PLANT AGE 7 –12 Years
  • COOKING Conical stone oven using encino and mesquite wood
  • GRINDING Heartbreaking mill
  • FERMENTATION Open air, 6 to 12 days
  • DISTILLATION Double distillation in copper still
  • STATE Sierra de Sonora
  • REGION Sonora
  • TOWN Bacanora

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Santo Cuviso translates as “holy bacanora.” That’s how the Jesuit missionaries referred to it back in the summer of 1756 when the Opata Indians offered it up as a healing remedy. It didn’t take long for the Jesuits to praise the benefits of a daily dose. Legend has it that they broke their bread with it religiously, certain that each and every agave plant is a gift from God.


Bacanora was in Prohibition from the early 1900’s until 1992.

On August 8, 1915, General Plutarco Elias Calles, as governor of Sonora, enacted prohibition on Bacanora punishable by a five- year term. The general set out to eradicate Bacanora viewing the moonshine as hedonistic and immoral.

Bacanora distillers kept their passion alive illegally and hidden from sight.

As the rise of Mezcal came into play, a movement was created to bring back Bacanora. Jesus Enriquez Burgos led the effort along with an attorney. The ban was lifted in 1992.

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