An Ancient History

ZEA Spirits Story

Thousands of years ago, the indigenous Otomi peoples of the Americas harnessed the extraordinary potential of ZEA and transformed it into a staple food source.

Through their ingenuity and reverence for nature, they unveiled secrets—hidden flavors, even the very essence of the variegated maize.

ZEA Spíritu ventures to capture this essence from these magnificent, ancient grasses, generating a new legacy of spirits never before experienced in the region, and throughout the world.

Unveiling the Essence of Zea Spíritu 

In the vast realms of nature’s bounty, 10,000 years ago, the wild grass Teosinte grew across what we now call Mexico. Today Teosinte is scientifically labeled Zea Mexicana and holds a captivating secret—it is the ancestor of the heritage corn Zea Mays. Zea is cultivated using natural methods that have been passed down through generations of farmers, preserving its historic and unique genetic qualities. Teosinte’s remarkable journey transformed the course of human history. Our Zea is carefully, sustainably cultivated by farmers in the ancient Tlaxcalan community of Ixtenco, on the slopes of Mexico’s majestic La Malinche volcano, using the traditional and biodiverse Milpa tradition. 

Let us embrace Zea Spíritu, recognizing the profound impact this remarkable plant has on our lives and the world that we inhabit. 

ZEA Spirits

Our brand is our promise to our customers, employees, investors, neighbors, vendors, competitors, and the world – with our emphasis on employees, the farmers who cultivate and produce the 10,000 year old grains that make up ZEA Spirits.

Our long-term vision is to embody the principles of sustainable agriculture, and a more symbiotic relationship between the America’s.  The strife we encounter in the world today is not conducive to the survival of mankind.  In working together between our countries, we believe we can produce agricultural needs for mankind, while also creating jobs as we tear down walls between nations instead of building them up.  Working together, ZEA Spirits is about one collective team made up of scientists, financial institutions, universities, and prominent business associates from the United States and Mexico creating a sustainable future with all natural organic pieces that bolster the economic stature of both nations while environmentally strengthening the foundation of the farmers’ producing our products.

From Puebla, Mexico comes a corn that has grown in the region for over 10,000 years, nourished by volcanic water, and harvested century after century. ZEA grass of course had many species, but corn-maize is the one most world renowned for its purpose as a food base. Our ZEAmaize, genus ZEAmexicana, holds a captivating secret, and that is the extraordinary role it played in the evolution of our civilization.  ZEA, the name that has origins all the way back to ancient Greece, is embodied in what our group is producing for public consumption. 

This grass, or genus ZEA corn-maize specific to the Tlaxcala region of Mexico, dates back to the Otomis cultivating this ZEA-maize on the exact ground we cultivate our corn for Zea Spirits. We invite you to journey with us on our exceptional adventure with these premium spirits brand, as we celebrate the spirit of ZEA.

Within the deep red kernels of corn behold, an ancient tale of cultivation and discovery. Thousands of years ago, the indigenous peoples of the America’s harnessed the extraordinary potential of ZEA and transformed it into a staple food source. Through their ingenuity and reverence for nature, they unveiled the secret hidden flavors and essence of the corn in the foods grown in the area. One only needs to visit the region to experience flavors they’ve never had before.  Our ZEA project ventures to capture this essence from these magnificent grasses, creating a new legacy of spirits never seen in the region, and created to endure the generations the same as the grasses of the fields.

ZEA Spirits embody the ethos of this ancient grain. Crafted, heart and soul, closely working with the farmers in the fields, to the university professors creating patented processes, our spirits precis the ethos of time-honored rituals and the artistry of distillation. Every sip of our meticulously crafted spirits is a testament to the enduring power of ZEA.  The symphony of flavors become a journey through history.

Embracing sustainability organic farming through environmental stewardship, our spirits brand is committed to nurturing the earth that sustains us. We honor the ancestral lands that ZEA flourished upon for centuries by ensuring sustainable agricultural practices and supporting local farming communities. Our dedication to ethical sourcing and responsible production ensures that every bottle of our exquisite spirits is a toast to the harmony between humanity and nature.

Our sustainable farming practices ensure that our product is free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, transgenic plants, or antibiotics and growth-enhancing steroids, or other chemicals. This is critically essential to ZEA spirits as we want our products to mimic the natural symbiotic relationships between nature and mankind.

We invite you to join our family in this creation, and a new way of doing business that promotes equality, sustainability, shared wealth, cohesiveness in managed expectations, and nation building.  Our spirits at ZEA will transport you to an era where natures secrets were revealed, and the ethos of the grass came to life in flavor. ZEA spirits takes it to another level of tasting in our patented process of distillation. Click the ZEA link below to find out how you can personally become a part of this great journey.  Through our Kickstarter promotion, this will allow you on the inside of ZEA Spirits carpe diem moment for the public around the world. [1. First production cases, 2.NFT’s, and 3. Exclusive private experience escapes to Puebla, Mexico featuring premiere hotels, stays at hacienda’s thousands of years old, tastings at our ZEA House, and tours of the farm fields and homes with food experiences beyond your expectations]

We will all raise our glasses, and toast to the eternal spirit of ZEA-mexacana, the catalyst that shaped our world and continues to inspire through ZEA Spirits.

Pictured from left to right, Founder Marco Salazar, Partner Taylor Peyton, Partner Leobardo Espinosa, Partner Greg Custer