The Savastano family first set up shop 135 years ago, and in fact, the recipe for Rucolino, their signature amaro made from arugula, citrus, herbs and other unique ingredients is centuries old.
Bruno Savastano, the founder of Ischia Sapori, was born and raised in Naples in 1940. He followed in his father’s footsteps, working in his family’s prominent legal offices before realizing bureaucracy was not for him. At this turning point in his life, he moved permanently to Ischia where he opened a restaurant and winery in the Sixties. Bruno began developing unique products that soon became
Today the winery is owned and operated by Bruno’s son Christian Savastano who carries on the tradition of creating top-quality and delicious Ischian products.
Ischia Sapori sits on the island of Ischia, situated just off the coast of Naples near Capri. Often called the “green island” for its lush, mountainous landscape and Green Tuff of Ischia (light green volcanic rock), the island is what remains of an extinct volcano. Ischia also enjoys the surrounding deep blue sea, a mild climate, full of glorious sunshine, and is particularly fertile, full of oak, Cyprus, almond, citrus, and olive trees as well as wine grapes. Without a doubt, it is the perfect place to make
leafy and lemony liqueurs. The ingredients for Ischia Sapori’s libations grow on the island of Ischia at the Villa Spadara estate, in the sunny, well-ventilated microclimate between Lacco Ameno and Forio
d’Ischia. All production takes place on the property as well.