If your intent is to make a special gift to yourself, a unique and sought-after liqueur, which fully represents Italy among the most appreciated “premium” spirits in the world, then this Amaro with an important and serious historical company behind it makes your case. The history of the Caffo family business dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, when Giuseppe Caffo, the Master Distiller, class of 1865, began distilling pomace on the side of volcanic Mount Etna. After years of experience trading and managing distilleries, his dream became reality when in 1915 he bought an old distillery in Santa Venerina, Sicily. He intended fully dedicating himself to his passion and passed the knowledge he required onto his children. Initially, production was based in particular on spirits, alcohol and derivatives from wine production, however the Caffo distillery gradually began producing and becoming renowned on the market for certain liqueurs obtained from ancient recipes, the result of patient and painstaking research and re-working. These products, the fruit of wise dosing of aromatic and medicinal herbs, infused with top quality alcohol, immediately pleased drinks connoisseurs and the refined clientele of that age. The then youthful Sebastiano Caffo (1901) began to learn his father’s secrets of such an ancient and noble profession, soon becoming a “Master Distiller” himself. He demonstrated his ability to not only manage the family business, but also other distilleries which he took over. In the meantime, the other “Caffo Brothers”, sons of the founder, gained experience in the sector, having returned after twenty years from Australia, with the intention of expanding the family business. And so, the company “Fratelli Caffo-Distillerie of alcohol, brandy and tartaric products” came about, founded by Sebastiano, Santo and Giuseppe Caffo with the intention of expanding the family company by acquiring an existing plant in Calabria, in Limbadi. While respecting the traditional craft techniques of the company, the Caffo brothers made some fundamental changes to the distillation equipment and liqueur processes to obtain an excellent result. In 1966 the company was entirely taken over by Sebastiano Caffo with his son Giuseppe Giovanni, who still remains Group director and continues the family tradition together with his son Sebastiano Giovanni, taking his grandfather’s place at a very young age. Vecchio Amaro Del Capo Riserva del Centenario was created to honor the Centenary of the Caffo Distillery (1915 – 2015), it was produced in limited quantities and in a new bottle specially made for the occasion. The “Centenary Reserve” of the Vecchio Amaro del Capo originates from a long and skilful process that involves the infusion of numerous herbs, flowers and Calabrian fruits according to the ancient artisanal methods and the use of valuable batches of wine spirits aged for a long time in Slavonian oak barrels and stored for decades in aging warehouses under the control of the Italian State. The Vecchio Amaro Del Capo Riserva del Centenario is then further refined in oak barrels, in order to obtain the maximum harmony among all its ingredients, which allows it to become a rare product for meditation to be enjoyed on the best occasions, in the premises that distinguish and in the homes of the most demanding connoisseurs. If you are fast you will be able to win a bottle of Amaro produced with a reserve of brandy (wine brandy) aged since 1969, as the “1972” and “1981” are over; thus going to pair an exceptional product with a gift of great style.
So if you want to follow our advice, you can contact the Caffo Spa company through the following info
DISTILLERIA F.LLI CAFFO Srl
Via Matteotti, 11
89844 – Limbadi, VV
Tel. +39 096385025