Staibano Amalfi Smooth, Amalfi Coast
When you manage to find a guy who takes care of his great grandfathers’ old recipe made out from Amalfi lemons that tastes like heaven, you get excited. Thank you Cesco for continuing this tradition, and also for letting us get a piece of it!
The story of Staibano Amalfi Smooth dates back to 1932 and is a creation of Don Vincenzo Staibano. It all started with his lemon groves, located on cliff-side terraces at the Amalfi coast. The harvest still to this day is done by hand and carried down the mountain in 70 kilo bags. All the lemons used in Staibano is picked from the same place and the trees has been in their family for generations. No pesticides have ever reach the ground and the lemons are origin protected under Amalfi lemons I.G.P. They are called ’the queen of lemons’ referring to their intense fragrance and balance of acidity and sweetness.
Everything is done by hand, from the peeling of the lemons to the labeling of the bottle. In 2015 Don Vincenzos great grandson, Cesco Amodio started producing and selling the family product internationally.
The product: It’s a mix between raw alcohol, lemon juice, sugar and pasteurized milk. Because of the heating of the milk, this liqueur doesn’t curdle when mixed with fresh lemon juice. It can therefore easily be enjoyed both in drinks and on it’s own. Staibano Amalfi Smooth is sold in a 70cl bottle and has a alcohol level at 17%