OUR STORY

Legend has it that it was the ancient Mexican gods who provided man
with the magical agave plant to bring them happiness.

Metoro® represents the spirit of México, its legends, its people and its tradition. 

We explored México to find the secrets of this spirit and found it in the rural Oaxacan village of San Dionisio Ocotepec, where it is artisanal made in small batches preserving an ancestral tradition. Metoro® agave spirit is handcrafted by the “maestro mezcalero” Francisco Jerónimo.  Francisco, alongside his family and members of the community, have worked tirelessly to preserve the tradition of the agave spirits. Metoro® is fermented naturally to create the purest and most perfect spirit: the spirit of México and the community behind it. 

We are a socially responsible brand that ensures that producers in México also benefit from every bottle purchased, with at least 25% of its value going back to the community, where it provides direct employment and livelihoods for a dozen families who work in the cultivation, production and transportation of this product. 

To protect the future of agave, Metoro® is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by reducing the glass transported and used.  One small change could have a massive impact on our environment.

Faces behind Metoro®

Francisco Jerónimo

Maestro mezcalero

Our “Maestro Mezcalero” has inherited his knowledge of mezcal making from generation to generation.

Maestro Francisco Jerónimo Núñez is the pioneer in San Dionisio Ocotepec in the elaboration of Mezcal by using an artisanal technique that comes from years of Oaxacan tradition.

 The Maestro is currently transmitting his legacy to his nephews, sharing his knowledge to continue the family tradition of the art of making the finest agave spirits. 

Co-founder

Gerardo is a proud Mexican who now calls Melbourne ,  Australia home. 

He loves nothing more than sharing the taste and the traditions of México.  And there is no better tradition in México than a good party with tacos, mezcal and good mates.

Gerardo is a co-founder of La Tortilleria – makers of Australia’s most authentic corn tortillas and some of the best tacos going around. It was through his beloved Tortilleria, that Gerardo met Steve.. and well the rest is just a big fiesta!

Here in Australia, you may also know him as  tacoguyA social channel created to spread his love for all things México.

Steve Kingi

Co-founder

Kingi is the founder of multiple venues in Melbourne, Sonder Bar, Hawker bar, Typhoon Vietnamese, Hot Lips Hacienda, Ontop bar, Lair, Mozambique and the newest Jaga Jaga… There’s not too much that Kingi hasn’t applied his trade too when it comes to all the great things Melbourne has to offer.

A well travelled family man who loves his Western Bulldogs and Live music, kingi is passionate about supporting the community in San Dionisio and connecting melbournians with the great spirit of Mezcal.

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