Jacobelli liquori

by admin on 31/10/2016

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Jacobelli liquori is owned by the Jacobelli family, parents and children and it was founded about 100 years ago, producing ice cream and other types of sweet food. Next, they gradually turned to producing liqueurs  and distilled beverages instead.

Upon entering this company, visitors arrive in the shop where all the products made by this company are for sale. Then, by entering further, they will arrive at the production hall where the products are made.

A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and bottled with added sugar or other sweetener (such as high-fructose corn syrup).

Production of liqueurs at this firm depends on how mature the added fruits are. In addition, fruit peels are used and an infusion, consisting of water, sugar, yeast  and caramel is made.

Some of the liqueurs made at this company include:

  • nocino – infusion of nut shells.
  • limoncello – bits of lemon peel is stored in alcohol, then peels of other citrus fruits are added, next mixed with a syrup consisting of water and sugar.
  • Arancello – infusion of bits of orange peel
  • rosolio – based of essential oils, which are extracted from roses
  • acquasanta – infusion of herbs
  • Sambuca alle Centerbe – essential oils from crushing coffeee beans are mixed with alcohol, giving it a dark colour.
  • Amaretto – infusion of bitter almonds
  • mirto – an infusion of myrtle berries and leaves

A distilled beverage is an alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of a mixture produced from alcoholic fermentation. This process purifies it and removes diluting components like water, for the purpose of increasing its proportion of alcohol content (commonly expressed as alcohol by volume,

Distilled beverages or spirits are only made in autumn due to availability of pomace, that is the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems, left over from winemaking after pressing the grapes.

Grappa is produced by another company in Trentino Alto Adige where it is matured in oak barrels.

Jacobelli liquori is a small producer and no chemicals are added in order to let the taste always be the same. Thus, it varies with season, weather and so on.

Interestingly, the sizes and the shapes of the bottles vary a lot, ranging from tiny ones containing a few millilitres to up to one litre.

Many tourists spend their holidays in this area and they often buy the products of this company, but the competition is very high. This has led to that the Jacobelli family want to expand their production and sell to a wider market. Unfortunately, during our visit no production was made because the fruits which which are used to make liqueurs had already been harvested at the time of our visit in November. However, it was a great pleasure to receive some bottles as a gift.

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