Feb 22, 2015

1800 Colección Just Released the Trippiest Tequila Bottle

1800 Tequila releases a stunning new decanter, inspired by Mexican folktales.

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Designed by Gary Baseman | Country: United States | Pair with: Mason’s

“The launch of 1800 Colección® showcases the brand’s commitment to art and innovation, especially through creative packaging. 1800® Tequila commissioned Gary Baseman, a famed Los Angeles-based artist known for his dynamic pop art imagery, to create a stunning sculpture to encase the exceptional liquid. Baseman designed a pewter decanter he calls “Sirena Del Deseo” (translates to “Mermaid of Desire”), which tells the tragic story of true love and the fight to achieve it. This tale, about a Mexican warrior who perishes in the sea after traveling into the ocean depths in search of his enchanted mermaid, was the brainchild of Baseman, who was inspired by a trip to Mexico to witness the 1800® Tequila production process. The handmade decanter, which took close to three years to create, exhibits Baseman’s artistic philosophy of “the beauty of the bittersweetness of life.”

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“I am incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to work with 1800® Tequila to create an iconic decanter to celebrate such a special spirit,” said Baseman. “This design exemplifies my appreciation of Mexican culture, craftsmanship and creativity. I hope that tequila aficionados everywhere will have the opportunity to experience 1800 Colección® and that this special decanter will become coveted by art collectors and tequila lovers alike.”

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