A dive into the past to discover liqueurs with a unique flavour
Founded over two centuries ago by Emilio Borsi, this ancient liquor factory, very close to the house where Carducci was born and to the Castello di Castagneto, it still proposes the ancient recipes of its founder.
A hand-made process and the use of genuine and quality raw materials allow this company to offer you a unique and top quality product.
The great poet Giosuè Carducci also appreciated China Calisaja, that he used to taste whit his friend, Emilio Borsi, in the “ribotte”, so popular at the end of the nineteenth century!
The factory is quite small and focused on 4 specialties:
- Elixir China Calisaja, imported directly from Ecuador and hand-crushed for hours before infusion
- Gran Liquore del Pastore, made with milk, sugar, pure vanillin and untreated lemons. A delight for the female palate, and not just it!
- Genziana Lutea, a natural digestive obtained from the Gentian root
- Amarancia, with or without milk, a unique limited-edition liqueur, prepared exclusively with the bitter oranges of Count Gaddo della Gherardesca
The shop is a really lovely place, where you can also find grappa, tasty pralines produced in collaboration with the master chocolatier Domenico D’Affronto, home-made cakes and many other delicious products.
Our guests are welcome! Anna Maria and her husband, Nicola, are waiting for you to invite you taste their specialties!
Info at our Check & Wine.
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 7, Castagneto Carducci (LI)
+39 0565 766017