NEW ORLEANS, La. — Obsello Absinthe Verte, from Esmeralda Liquors, winner of a 2008 BTI Gold Medal and recently featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Of issue, announces its partnership with Glazer’s Distributors, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the U.S. Obsello and Glazer also announce Obsello’s arrival into a brand new market, New Orleans, Louisiana. “Our partnership with Glazer’s is reflective of the growing respect and popularity of Obsello. We are honored to be working with them and excited to restore New Orleans to its rightful designation as absinthe capital of the U.S.,” says B. Alex, Obsello Distiller.

Obsello has won numerous accolades since its release in August 2008, including: a Gold Medal score of 91 from the Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI) in Chicago; a front-of-book listing in Wine Enthusiast’s Best of 2008 Issue; and hailed by renowned New York mixologist, Sasha Petraske, as the only absinthe verte he drinks.

To celebrate its entrance into the absinthe capital of the U.S. and partnership with Glazer’s, Obsello will be sponsoring the Bustout Burlesque show at the House of Blues on February 28th for a night of sizzling burlesque dancing, jazz and comedy. The night is broken into two shows, the early show at 8:00 p.m. and the late show at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at For more information about the House of Blues, go to

Obsello is a hand-crafted artisanal absinthe verte, known and adored for its soft, complex flavor and strict adherence to 100 year old production methods. Customers can find Obsello in culinary and/or mixology temples such as White Star and Little Branch in New York, Absinthe Brasserie and Bar in San Francisco, and Lucques of Hollywood.

“Obsello has quenched both consumer and aficionado palettes in the quest for authentic, real absinthe — at a time when questionable, ‘absinthe-like’ products and unfulfilling flavor has dominated the market,” says B. Alex.

About Obsello

Obsello Absinthe is an award-winning, authentic absinthe that is twice distilled and infused with eight natural herbs including grande wormwood (artemisia absinthia), anise and fennel. Hand-crafted in the Catalan region of Spain, Obsello is made in traditional alembic stills using an un-aged brandy base from the Penedes wine stock. Embracing original absinthe recipes once banned in the early 1900s, Obsello excludes any artificial flavoring, coloring or essences and is distilled using quantities of wormwood that mirror commercial absinthe recipes from 100 years ago.

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