Sette Vie / A Century-Old Heritage
A Century-old Heritage
The roots of Sette Vie originate from a family of master distillers and blenders who have been perfecting their craft from the 1880s to today. This family, based in Abruzzo, Italy, began selling liqueurs and spirits locally under their own label in the late nineteenth century. Over a century of knowledge and tradition has been passed from father to son, constantly perfecting their technique and refining flavour profiles by using the latest technological advances in the distilling and blending processes, whilst adhering to the heritage of using the same natural ingredients from the original recipes.
Secrets of a family recipe
As modern as the packaging looks, the liquid inside stays true to the original recipes created by the founder of the distillery and great grandfather of the current owner. Whilst the processes of creating our amaretto and limoncello have changed with all the technological advances in distillation and production facilities, we have made sure that we use the same natural ingredients that were sourced by its creator.
By insisting on using natural, best-in-class ingredients without the aid of modern artificial additives, Sette Vie Amaretto and Limoncello distinguish themselves by catering to the most discerning palate. Family and tradition are at the heart of Sette Vie, as it is at the heart of Italian culture.
Origin of the name
The name Sette Vie alludes to the part of Italy where the liquids were created and perfected: The Abruzzo region. “Le sette vie d’Abruzzo” (The seven paths to Abruzzo) is a sacred journey that begins with a collection of famous shrines and other places of worship built into the beautiful landscape of the region, such as mountain hermitages and chapels built into natural ravines and caves. The path then leads you through the cobble stone streets of Abruzzo’s ancient and medieval villages often perched on hilltops and mountainsides as suggested by the prefixes of their names: Pesco (fortified hill), Casto (fortified settlement), Villa (agricultural village), or Fara (fief). Next to these villages, Sette Vie alludes to the culinary path made up of the traditional products of Abruzzo such as saffron from Navelli, cheeses, olive oil, regional wines like Montepulciano d’Abr uzzo, and most importantly to us, their liqueurs. Born and bred in Abruzzo, steeped in the rich history and tradition of the region, the only name that we could give to these beautiful liqueurs is Sette Vie.