"A mosaic of all colors, a plurality of aromas, scents and flavors,
a journey through the senses where all the elements come together to create
an original and authentic unicum:
this is the Essentia Mediterranean of our products "(VG)
Adopt the Pace of Nature: her secret is Patience.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
THE VALUE OF TIME
Each product is the result of a complex multi-stage process:
from the selection of raw materials to their processing and transformation following
the slow natural growth and ripeness cycle of wild herbs (intrinsically organic) and citrus fruits.
Each stages of the manufacture is characterized by the handwork and
the craftsmanship of the process.
That's why our products keep you waiting for them
A small price to pay to get a unique handmade product of outstanding quality.
OF CITRUS PEELS
The "Spiritari"'s art and technique in drawing our essential oils out
"The best in the world"
is how the Liquorice of Calabria PDO is called by the prestigious
OF WILD HERBS
The "Erbajoli" passion and knowledge in gathering and selecting our officinal herbs by hand
The real secret of our recipes is represented by
the "Spiritari"'s art and technique in drawing our essential oils out,
the "Erbajoli"'s passion and knowledge in gathering and selecting
our officinals herbs and plants by hand,
the craftsmanship of the processes combined with continuous
research and experimentation.
THE VALUE OF ROOTS
Our company history is intertwined with that of Altomonte,
small village in the heart of Magna Graecia:
It is a family story, a land story, a tradition story rooted in the several monastic settlements
- Benedictine, Dominican and Franciscan - which have followed one another,
by the second half of the 11th century, in the area of Altomonte.
Altomonte owes its development to Roberto d'Altavilla, known as Guiscard, who erected a
Norman Tower and the adjacent Church of "Santa Maria dei Franchi", during the campaign for the conquest of Calabria, thus marking the beginning of the history of what is considered today
one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
The monks, who settled in the village at the behest of Princess Sichelgaita, Guiscard wife and
important member of the Schola Medica Salernitana, from herbal researchers and Knowledgeable, became experts in natural medicine, experimenting over the centuries
the production of elixirs for medicinal purposes.
Once the pharmacopoeia changed, the tradition has remained in the Art of Liquor.
At the end of the 19th century, in Altomonte was located the main wine and spirits industry
of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
It is within this historic company that Carlo Moliterno's adventure begins,
before becoming the founder of the homonymous company.
It is an ongoing process but with a its own unique identity,
It's a long journey with a very strong family tradition handed down from father to son.
These are the foundations of Essentia Mediterranea.