Mystery + Luxury at Casa Silencio in Xaagá, Mexico

Solar-powered and self-sustaining, this agave-surrounded hacienda overflows with color, texture and character

Casa Silencio (which officially opens its doors tomorrow, 15 September) sits at the base of a mountain within Silent Valley just outside the small town of Xaagá, Oaxaca. The stunning, solar-powered hacienda—from the founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata—is full of juxtapositions. Comprising just six suites, a large indoor/outdoor dining room, bar area, library and boutique-meets-lobby, it feels simultaneously opulent and …

Six Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Mezcal and rum mingle with sherry, whiskey with a touch of chamomile, reposado tequila shaken with raspberry and more

Forever on the quest for intriguing new flavor combinations in cocktails, we’ve parsed through recipes and traipsed between bars to assemble a list of six particularly special mixed drinks. Even in the sweltering summertime conditions, whiskey finds representation here—working with brighter components like citrus and mint. Of course, rum and tequila (stalwarts of summer alcoholic beverages) appear among our selections. But the final inclusion—drawn from …

Interview: Lobos 1707 Tequila + Mezcal Founder Diego Osorio

The Chief Creative Officer on storytelling, his place on the shelf and everyone's place at the table

A glimpse at the agave spirits section of most liquor stores will reveal crisp, clear spirits and amber, aged iterations—all of which marry respect for tradition with a quest for the future of quality. As the category booms, it continues to crowd but rarely does a new liquid warrant attention quite like Lobos 1707. Founded by Diego Osorio, the luxury brand drew considerable attention upon …