XTA [ISH-ta] is the 21st century expression of a traditional Mayan drink made from the nectar of the Xtabentún [ISH-ta-BEN-toon] flower that is native only to Yucatan. Casa D’Aristi creates exclusive honey by maintaining hives of stingless bees, a key tradition of the Mayan people in the Yucatan.
XTA availability is limited by the small amount of Mayan honey created each year. After careful fermentation of the honey along with the finest anisette from Mexico, the ingredients are macerated in superior, Mexican rum that serves to intensify the naturally rich flavors. The high quality ingredients and the meticulous care in production culminate in an exotic spirit like no other, and a true rarity in the marketplace. XTA exemplifies all of the mysticism and imagery that the legendary history of the Yucatan has to offer.
Nose: Leads with rich anise, followed by traces of honey, dark chocolate cake and orange marmalade.
Palate: Texture of light syrup. Flavor opens rich with fresh anise and overtones of minty freshness. A wave of honey and juicy orange ensues, with underlying anise continuing throughout.
Finish: Lingering dryness of anise balanced by honey creaminess.
Spirit Type: Imported Liqueurs/Cordials/Specialties