The founders of Los Angeles-based craft mezcal brand, El Silencio Mezcal, are set to opening a new boutique hotel in Oaxaca, called Casa Silencio. Set on 16 acres near the archaeological ruins of Mitla, the hotel has been inspired by Oaxaca’s natural landscape.
Located approximately 45 miles southeast of the city of Oaxaca, the hotel has been designed by architect Alejandro D’Acosta and interior designer Martina D’Acosta. The new boutique hotel will feature just six suites and is set to open in September.
The chic, modern, rustic decor has been inspired by the surrounding landscape and indoor/outdoor living. Its muted tones will see the use of steel, wood and stone, alongside textiles from local artisans. Wood burning fireplaces, bespoke art pieces and one-of-a-kind items make the rooms as comfortable and luxurious as possible.
Located within the grounds of the El Silencio’s distillery, the groundbreaking boutique hotel provides guests with tasting opportunities, as well as the ability to increase their Mezcal knowledge. The working distillery features a breathtaking indoor-outdoor greeting area with a magnificent 60-person stone communal table; beautiful gathering areas with fire pits and water features; and curiosities tucked into unexpected corners of the entire property.
The distillery’s groundbreaking new production process, which can be viewed by guests while in the tasting room, sees the piñas of the agave plant roasted in ovens above ground for four to six days, a process optimized by Silencio to ease the physical burden on the workers.
The piñas are then crushed by a large, solar-powered stone “Tahona” wheel in a circular stone pit. They are placed into barrel-like “vats” for the open-air fermentation process, helping the sugars turn into alcohol. The fibers and liquid are then double distilled to produce a beautifully handmade, artisanal Mezcal.
Additionally, the restaurant and cocktail bar will offer classic Oaxacan dishes, cocktails by the Mezcal El Silencio team (think Mezcal spins on Mules, Margaritas and Negronis), and pop-up experiences with world-renowned Chefs.
The surrounding area offers a plethora of cultural experiences, from the archaeological ruins of Mitla to hiking through the Pueblos Mancomunados to exploring Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca or shopping the authentic Mercado Benito Juárez.
To find out more information, or make a reservation, go to Casa Silencio’s official website.