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.