Fratelli Francoli have a long history of distilling fine spirits in Italy. They are based in Piedmont, sometimes referred to as the 'Burgundy' of Italy in that the quality of grapes grown and produced on small plots of land are vastly superior to the surrounding area. The Francoli family pioneered oak-aged Grappa in order to make it more accessible. For generations they produced a range of fine Grappa and in the 80s, branched into flavoured liqueurs. The distillery was one of the first to be certified Carbon Neutral, with the waste they do produce being offset by planting trees. The waste products from the distillation process are reused to heat the company buildings as well as being turned into pellets to feed livestock on the surrounding farms. Their means of cooling the distillate involves reusing the same water, therefore preserving the ancient spring they draw the water for their spirits from. Their commitment and success in lessening their impact on the environment sets a fantastic precedent in what can be achieved by distilleries that would normally produce a large amount of waste. The people at Fratelli Francoli have worked wonders on producing traditional Italian spirits that are in tune with modern tastes. Their stringent approach to quality twinned with the family's desire to push the boundaries of the perception of Italian liqueurs has led to the creation of a fantastic range of products. They strive to create spirits and liqueurs from natural ingredients with as many sourced from within Italy as they can. Their method of distillation involves producing each element separately and then blending together, to ensure the end result is rounded, smooth and balanced.