THE GUARDIANS OF ITS TRADITIONS AND THE CREATORS OF INNOVATION
LIVIA E BEPPE BERTAGNOLLI
THE STORY OF THE OLDEST DISTILLERY IN THE REGION OF TRENTINO. THE STORY OF A FAMILY. A PROJECT WHERE THE FUTURE AND TRADITION MEET.
This precious inheritance has been embraced by its descendants with the same passion, skill and spirit of innovation as its founders had.
To this day, the same family proudly runs the Distillery: the two cousins Livia and Beppe represent the fourth generation of the Bertagnolli dynasty. Their pride and ambition continue to transmit the antique traditions of this distinctive Grappa, which is noble by birth but aristocratic in taste.
It’s all in the detail when it comes to Bertagnolli grappa distillation. The stills are powered by steam and the grapes are constantly stirred, to keep them from burning and so avoid unpleasant changes in aroma or taste. The stills do not work around the clock but are emptied and carefully cleaned after each heating, so that no batch is influenced by the characteristics of the one before it.
But no amount of technical attention to detail could ever replace the real secret ingredient of Bertagnolli’s Grappa and spirits: passion. There is real love for the grappa and for every stage of its preparation: from checking of the grapes and raw materials, to patiently waiting for the grappa to mature.
It is a passion that carries outside the company, too.
- Livia Bertagnolli is Vice President of Italy’s Women’s Grappa Association – founded to unite the gentler sex under the spirit’s flag, both professionals and amateurs.
- Beppe Bertagnolli is President of the Trentino Grappa-Distilling Institute (Istituto Tutela Grappa del Trentino) and a leading adviser to Italy’s National Grappa Institute (Istituto Nazionale Grappa).
The Bertagnolli world is one where a genuine ‘distilling culture’ is daily lived and breathed.