That's how fairy tales usually begin. But what if this time someone who saw the history, the generations and the changes was the one telling the story? So he will have the floor now, the alembic from which it all began. It was 1948 and I was not much more than a copper steam boiler. The intuition and the wise hands of Enrico Invitti created me and gave me to the historic distillery in Sondrio, on the banks of the Mallero river where I still am today.
I still remember my first, famous product: "a genuine grappa typically from Valtellina", or as Enrico used to to call it: the mythical "Sassella" and I filled myself with pride every time I heard him say that name. It is unmistakable: the historic bottle with the yellow label that still characterizes our first creation. After that, we worked hard together, Enrico and I, in the production of a series of liqueurs: the Almond, Anise and other products, all the locals really appreciated them. Soon our commitment gave its fruits and the Invitti Grappa, my creation, became the Valtellina grappa for excellence. It could not miss on the table of every trattoria, and in people's homes.