NARAN means "Eclipse of the Moon" in Trique, an indigenous Oaxacan language from the sierras. This mezcal is a smooth craft cocktail approach to the espadin agave varietal from the producers of Mezcal Carreno. NARAN is a smooth 40% ABV to provide a soft, smoky, and reminiscent of orange peel, evergreen and glacier water. Elevate the taste of your home cocktails with NARAN or sip it neat to enjoy the nuances this mezcal offers.
Mezcal Carreño began in 1904 with Don Apolonio Carreño, with mezcal that was made from wild agaves that naturally grew on property, land that ironically in some plots, was used to grow sugar cane and was sold to the family of the largest rum producers in the country. At Hacienda Carreño the mezcal was shared during three big parties a year, the first, on Apolonio's birthday in February; the second, at the end of the milling of the sugar cane in April and the third, with the harvest of the corn crops at the end of the year. Today, the tradition of making mezcal is kept alive, preserving the artisanal process using wild & cultivated agaves.
Mezcal Carreño is ensuring the future by planting over 30,000 agaves since 2017 and additional plots every year. They support multiple non-profits both in Oaxaca and Arizona. In Oaxaca Gók-nenna, meaning "Help me" in zapoteco, has a focus on helping the Zapotec Indigenous women. In Arizona the Urban Agave Initiative helps plant agaves in the Phoenix and Tucson communities to support the endangered mexican long-nosed and shorter-nosed bats. These bats are critical to supporting the desert ecosystem as pollinators of the night.
Lorena Carreño grew up with Mezcal alongside her brothers. Her grandfather made mezcal with the agaves that grew in the fields of Hacienda Carreño in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, and in honor of her 7 granddaughters he made the first blend of seven wild agaves known as Ensamble 7.
Today, three generations later, the family continues the mezcal tradition by making these distillates. The brands are NARAN, BOCANADA and CARREÑO, the latter with 6 labels including Espadín, Tobalá, Cuishe, Tobasiche and Tepeztate monovariatales of wild agaves and of course the Ensamble 7 winner of multiple awards.
With more than 20 years of experience as a sommelier, as a mezcal producer and as a publicist, Lorena has been an ambassador of mezcal since 2010, promoting this organic drink around the world. In 1999 she received the International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women. She works with indigenous women under a fair trade scheme and social projects in harmony with the community and sustainability.
soft, smoky, and reminiscent of orange peel
Smokin’ Piña 2oz Mezcal NARAN 1oz Lime Juice .75oz Honey Syrup Grilled pineapple Jalapeño *Honey Syrup: 2 parts honey to 1 part water, heat over medium and stir until combined.
Smoke Break 1.5 oz Mezcal NARAN .75 oz Lime Juice .75 oz Pineapple Juice .5 oz Agave Syrup 3 Basil Leaves Topped with Champagne