You won’t find any compromises in the design of the unusual “Padre azul” bottle. Only the best is good enough for Padre azul, outside and in. The handmade bottle is inspired by Mexican heritage and culture. One important aspect of Mexican culture that fascinated Austrian HP Eder and his compadres was how much tradition and relationships with family and friends were valued, and he wanted to capture that on the bottle.
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Padre azul bottles are topped with a 270-gram solid metal skull, paying homage to Dia de los Muertos and eternal friendship.
The leather jacket with lacing is a tribute to the Mexican “Lucha Libre” wrestling masks and is a tribute to “El Santo”, the most famous luchador in Mexico.
“Azul” refers to the “blue” Weber agave, from which tequila is made, and the name “Padre” does not mean the father, but quotes a popular Mexican saying: “que padre,” an expression of cheerful excitement, meaning “how fantastic” or “how wonderful”.
El Día de los Muertos
Tradition and culture are an important part of the Mexican way of life. This can be seen not least in the festivities of Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Rather than a day of mourning, it’s a celebration when people remember the dead. For the Aztecs, death did not mean the end of a life, but the transition into another. So, on 2nd November, processions are held throughout the entire country and families celebrate in the cemetery, at the graves of their dead. Traditional face-painting is an important part of the festivities and the Calavera are everywhere.
In Mexico, the symbol of La Calavera, the skull, is closely linked with Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, on 2nd November. This day is traditionally a colourful celebration of eternal friendship, when people not only think about the dead, but celebrate with them too, in a meeting of this world and beyond!
The skull is at the centre of the festivities on this day, when it is customary for festival-goers to paint their faces in a characteristic way. Our “skull” top is cast from solid metal and pays homage to this ancient, Mexican tradition.