OAX Orignal Oaxacan Mezcal's Bottle Is A Nod To Mexican Architecture
by Rudy Sanchez on 01/14/2021 | 2 Minute Read
Mexico’s rich culinary heritage is world-renowned, but another significant cornerstone of the Latin American country is its architecture. From Mesoamerican pyramids to mid-century modern and contemporary edifices, Mexico’s best buildings can be as stunning as the most delicious carnitas taco. Stone, bright colors, and brutal geometry dominate some of the nation’s more well-known examples, such as Casa Luis Barràgan, the Temple of Kukulcán, and Palmas 555.
Now, limited-edition mezcal OAX Original taps into some of Mexico’s architectural heritage for a range of gloriously crafted spirits.
Designed by studio Bardo Industries, OAX Original comes housed in beautifully designed ceramic bottles, rather than the more traditional glass. Other architectural nods are the contrasting triangular neck and rich colors, one for each type of mezcal in the range. Arroqueño, a smoky spirit described as having a buttery palate with hints of sugared coffee, and it sports a smokey grey-hued bottle. Tobalá is said to be sweet, herbaceous, and floral with a silky body packaged in a bone-white vessel, while Tepeztate, made from 25-year-old agave plants, comes inside a coral-colored bottle. The OAX logo gets stamped on each finely-crafted container, and the beautiful packaging begs to be repurposed as a vase or sit alone in the chicest of homes.
OAX Original’s small-batch Oaxacan mezcal is available for order online.
Photos by: Celeste Martearena