Xiaman Wild Tepextate & Espadin is a small batch artesinal mezcal that is bottled in limited quantities of 500 bottles per batch.
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About this mezcal
Xiaman Wild Tepextate & Espadin is an Ensamble of 50% wild agave Tepextate and 50% cultivated agave Espadin. The Tepextate used in this mezcal take about 25 to 30 years to properly mature, while the Espadín takes up to 8 years. The agave are cooked together in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, fermented with open-air yeasts, and double-distilled in small copper stills.
Xiaman Mezcal is crafted in the small region of San Tomás de Arriba, Oaxaca. The name Xiaman, refers to a mythical being who travels between heaven, the Earth, and the underworld. The project began when Austrian-born Hans-Peter Eder married his wife Adriana Alvarez. Together, they created Tequila Padre Azul, and then eventually came to find mezcal. They traveled through Oaxaca and found a producer making this Espadin-Tepextate Ensamble.
The bottle is designed by master artist Maurilio Rentería. Each bottle is hand-painted, labelled, and crowned with a stopper covered in chaquira beads in the shape of a jaguar head, by a group of Wixárica artisans. There is more than 13 hours of labor in every handcrafted bottle.