Rigoni di Asiago
The Rigoni family lives in the Altopiano di Asiago, a mountain plateau in North Italy famous for its sunny climate, meadows and woodlands. In this tiny corner of paradise where man still lives in direct contact with nature, honey and jam making are long-standing traditions and, as a natural consequence, the Rigoni family has mastered these crafts.
The story goes back nearly 100 years ago with the Rigoni grandmother, Nonna Elisa, whose craftsmanship and love of nature so greatly influenced her family. After the ravages of the First World War, the young widowed mother of nine hungry children used her late husband’s beekeeping skills to start her own little activity with her eldest sons, Mario and Paolo. Mountain folk know their honey and word quickly spread that Elisa’s was by far the best in the area. By the 1930s Apicoltura Rigoni had already become an established household name all over Italy. Today, Nonna Elisa’s family run the company inherited from their grandmother with her same enthusiasm and love for nature.