Tileño Mezcal is a 100% organic and artisanal product cultivated in San Baltazar Guelavila and bottled in San Martín Tilcajete, two Zapotec towns located in the Central Valleys region of Oaxaca State. The label is a representation of Zapotec symbols, codices and border patterns.
Tileño is the name given to inhabitants of San Martín Tilcajete
TIL / Place of dyes. The town is world-renowned for its production of wood-carved figurines known as alebrijes.
About the label:
1 |THE MONKEY represents the Tona (Spirit Animal) of the Nahuatl number eleven in the Zapotec calendar and means “Lord of the Arts and Appreciator of Life and Nature.”
2 |THE BORDER PATTERNS signify the continuity of life and perseverance- primordial characteristic of ceremonial centers such as Mitla and Monte Alban.
3 |THE SNAIL signifies contribution and helping others.
4 |THE BUTTERFLY embodies happiness and fertility.
5 | THE MAGUEY FLOWERS symbolize the flower of life and its cycle: birth, growth and reproduction of new life through seeds.