Mexican Mezcal brand El Silencio has announced Silencio UMBRA, a one-night-only event that the brand describes as a surrealist convergence of music, performance art and culinary wonders.
A journey through the shadows and into the soul and spirit of the beloved brand, the event will start at sundown on February 18, 2023 on the mystical grounds of the 16-acre Casa Silencio distillery and luxury retreat in Oaxaca.
With Silencio UMBRA, the brand wants to create an occasion that will be equal parts magic and madness, a dream-like experience that lives on long after the darkness turns to light.
“Silencio UMBRA will bring to life a moment in time where everything we are, everything we create and everything we represent is distilled down to one single night,” says Mezcal El Silencio CEO/Co-Founder Fausto Zapata.
“This unforgettable experience will materialize all the elements that define us to transport guests directly into the world of El Silencio,” Zapata continued. “We are thrilled to be working alongside the creative visionaries behind Cercle, Ritual Ibiza and many more as we step into the shadows deep in Oaxaca’s Valley of Silence.”
From immersive theatrics by Ritual Ibiza to phantasmic light shows and installations, the grounds of Silencio UMBRA will be filled with mind-bending art that makes each guest a part of the performance.
The sounds of Silencio UMBRA will feature an incredible lineup of world-renowned DJs curated exclusively by French media company Cercle Music Founder & CEO Derek Barbolla, and Artistic Director Philippe Tuchmann. The line-up of performers for UMBRA 2023 includes Bonobo, Carlita, Flor Capistran, Lee Burridge, LP Giobbi, Iñigo Vontier, The Martinez Brothers, Phil & Derek, Ry X, Shimza and Sofiane Pamart.
Beginning with the culinary vision of Casa Silencio’s Chef Daniel Robles, the flavours of Silencio UMBRA will feature cuisine provided by some of the region’s most celebrated chefs, including the likes of Origen’s Rodolfo Castellanos and Casa Oaxaca’s Alejandro Ruiz.
Additionally, Silencio UMBRA will debut El Silencio’s newest expression of the same name, an ultra-rare variation made with a proprietary recipe that renders the liquid black, crafted at the sustainable palenque at Casa Silencio.
Tickets are now on sale at silencioumbra.com and include access to the event, ground transportation to/from Oaxaca and all food and beverage.