« What silence now! It is the time when the wood around makes us hear the wind whisper that moves the branches waiting for the snow. »
We use grape marc that comes from selected plants: only in this way we obtain grappas with a remarkable personality.
For months, the distillate soaks the barrel wood, catch its essence and achieve the typical amber colour. It fills up in roundness and smoothness.
Francesco Dal Toso, creative inventor of grappas, becomes an interpreter of an ancient tradition, easily moving around alembics and grape marc.
Each product is the result of a deep knowledge of what the territory can offer: culture, awareness, working process, excellent raw materials.
A unique and vibrant concept
dedicated to sustainability
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We supply in Italy and more than 50 countries in the world.
Our heart is Venetian: the tradition ties us to Asiago and its history; the origin and the current headquarter are in Barbarano Vicentino.
From the territory, we have inherited the creativity, the inventive, the desire of experimenting.
Asiago. In a small laboratory crowded of alembics, herbs and spices, the young chemist Giovan Battista Rossi prepares elisirs with China calisaya and royal jelly for the vacationers. Achievements and eulogies – like the gold medal to the Grand Prix de Paris, in 1904 – incite him to launch the first industrial production of distillates in that area: the prestigious Distilleria Rossi – Asiago is born.
Born Kranebet (form Cimbrian “kraneveta</em”), a white bitter obtained from the distillation of juniper berries, gentian and alpine roots. It becomes soon the emblem of the Rossi Distillery and a symbol of Asiago plateau.
The first herbal and fruit liquors are produced.
Francesco Dal Toso, last of nine sons, leaves the paternal house bringing with him the inheritance of his grandfather Sante: a barrel of grape marc distillate. With his wife Eleonora, founds IDE (Industria Distillati Elaborati): his products are supplied all over Northern Italy.
Francesco dal Toso acquires Distillerie Valbruna, a company based in Limena (PD), specialized in the production of pastry liquors. Thanks to the launch of new products and to the improvement of the sales network, the brand becomes soon the leader in the confectionery field.
The family acquires the brand created by the chemist Giovan Battista Rossi, relaunching it as Rossi D’Asiago. Antiche Distillerie Riunite is born, to which heads the two brands of the house: Rossi D’Asiago and Valbruna.
Is launched the grappa line Culto.
From a review of the ancient recipe of Giovan Battista Rossi, born Antica Sambuca Classic.
Born Volare, a new line that gather the whole production of cocktail liquors.
First in the market, the company introduce a Sambuca based liquors line.
Rossi D’Asiago patents the new Pro-Pour technology: a retractable and oriented pourer, integrated in each cap. Thought to answer to the handiness and manoeuvrability need of every bartender, the Pro-Pour is used on Volare and Antica Sambuca products’ lines.
Restyling of the bottle for Volare, Antica Sambuca and Grappa Culto lines.
Viene festeggiato il 150° anno di attività
AkademyLab opening in Asiago
A supply network that counts more than 54 Countries: from Japan to United States of America, from Norway to South Africa. Respect for the traditions, care in the choice of the raw materials and willingness to experiment. But mostly, feels like a big family. Because a company, before of brands, process and products, is made of persons.
“From my family I learnt the secrets, the appeal of the waiting, the trepidation of the first tasting. To joy for the results and to always learn from the defeats.”
“Constant dedication. Deep knowledge of the territory. Strict choice of the raw materials. Severe control of the working process. Strategic approach to the marketing and to the sale. But mostly, the affection and cooperation between Francesco and his sons Nicola and Patrizia.”
“… is never completely the same: it needs years of experience and sleepless nights looking for the right solution, unique for each product.”
The secret of these great grappas? Strict choice of the marc, selected from the most prestigious Italian wine varieties, accurate distillation process with copper alembics, ageing in barriques and fine wood barrels.
Cocktail liquors on duty to the creativity of every bartender. Classics, Fruity, Herbals, Specials and Non-alcoholic.
Based on star anise and other 17 herbs and spices. Straight on the rocks or mixed in cocktails, Antica Sambuca Classic is the Italian ambassador liquor in the world.
Created in 1868 by the chemist Giovan Battista Rossi of Asiago, is still produced following the original recipe.
Obtained from the distillation of juniper berries and alpine roots, Kranebet is an excellent digestive: drunk straight, or on the rocks, in cocktails or long drinks. To try also in cuisine.