The state of Durango can be divided into two main sotol / mezcal producing regions: The Desert Plains and The Sierra. The community of Nombre de Dios is located about 30 miles east of Durango City, and is characterized by its flat, arid plains and mixed desert areas. In municipality of El Mezquital the Sierra is comprised of mountains, canyons and mesas in where exist a great diversity of species. The distillates that come from these mountains are made by the Tepehuano indigenous community, better known as O’dam.