Since the Crusaders brought them home from Palestine as early as the 11th Century AD, lemons have been a staple in the Amalfi coast of southern Italy. With a fruit that boasts medicinal properties along with its distinctively zesty flavors, lemons soon became quite valuable throughout Italy; for centuries men and women have climbed the flowered terraces overlooking the sea to pick the “golden globes.” Limoncello is made from the zest of these lemons and is the perfect digestivo.
Il Gusto della Costa is a small family-run production located in the picturesque town of Positano, on a 5-acre organic lemon orchard that overlooks the sea. The orchard naturally produces lemons that are three times the size of those typically found in grocery stores; these high quality, organic ingredients make a superior, refreshing Limoncello whose flavors will immediately transport you to the Amalfi coast on a breezy summer afternoon.
Il Gusto della Costa uses only organic ingredients from its certified estate orchards. As opposed to most Limoncello producers, Il Gusto della Costa is made with pure Grapa as the base spirit for the Limoncello (usually attained from neighboring wineries in Campania) rather than bulk, neutral grain spirit.