On the border between Tuscany and Liguria, the lands of Ortonovo and Castelnuovo Magra in Lunigiana extend from the foothills of the Apuan Alps to the Ligurian Sea. The privileged position of these lands provides a unique microclimate; kissed by sea breezes, sheltered from cold winds thanks to the embrace of the mountains to the rear and featuring a good temperature range from night to day, they are the perfect place for the cultivation of vines, the production of excellent wines and more…
In these lands, various fruit trees grow, along with medicinal herbs and berries that were used as far back as the Middle Ages for the creation of liqueurs with healing properties. The use of these plant components in decoctions, brews and other therapeutic drinks dates to even more remote times.
In 177 B.C., it was in these lands, in the last strip of Liguria on the border with Tuscany, that Luni stood, an ancient Roman city, rich in shining marble, an important port, a meeting place between peoples, for trade and cultural exchange. It is very probable that it was here that the Romans, on encountering other peoples, learned about this natural medicine and the art of producing liqueurs using wild herbs, berries and fruits of the forest.
They soon began to regard these drinks as elixirs that could cure the body and soul, often using the fruits they discovered while sailing the Mediterranean.
From this place, its history and its traditions, our distillery was established.