Jul 27, 2022Donatella Mulvoni

It is Italy's oldest balsamic vinegar producer. Since 1605, the Giusti family has been producing in Modena their extraordinary Balsamic Vinegar.

The oldest balsamic vinegar producer 

Magnifico is delighted to welcome the oldest producer of balsamic vinegar in Italy. This unique balsamic vinegar has a 400-year history. Since 1605, the Giusti family has been producing in Modena their extraordinary balsamic vinegar. Since the Seventeenth Century, the family has been producing balsamic vinegar. Their special recipe creates a unique harmony of flavors, crafting a product of excellence. Giusti is proud to combine respect for tradition with a sense of local corporate responsibility and a modern and sustainable production philosophy. The result of their competence, experience, and attention to detail is a product appreciated all over the world. Giusti Balsamic Vinegars are internationally recognized, winning numerous prestigious accolades, including 14 gold medals.

Giusti, from generation to generation

The story begins in 1605 with Giuseppe and Francesco Maria Giusti, when they were registered in the Modenese Duke's ledger of local businesses "Salsicciai and Lardaroli." Today at the head of the company are Claudio, Francesca and Luciano. For centuries, the family produced balsamic vinegar for private consumption and also for gifts. The acetaia - where the traditional balsamic vinegar is made and stored - was considered a family heritage. A family member was the master vinegar maker, a specialist who had learned this art's secrets from generation to generation. The balsamic vinegar they produced was so valuable that in 1929, Giusti Balsamic Vinegar became "Supplier of the Royal House of Savoy" a title conceded by the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III.

Tradition and innovation

Today this balsamic vinegar is produced in the casks of the Giusti family with the same traditional process. "While protecting the craftsmanship involved in the production and preserving the salient aspects of the brand's history, captured within the faithfully maintained Giusti label, which dates back to the early twentieth century – they say – Acetaia Giusti has also managed to evolve from a commercial and managerial point of view, cultivating a distinct identity and product style, which makes it unique and recognizable."

The magic of Acetaia Giusti

Acetaia Giusti treasures the most extensive collection of historical barrels: 600 barrels from the 1700s and 1800s still produce balsamic vinegar. "The older the barrel, the better the product will be - as the essences from the wood and the balsamic aromas that have matured together over the centuries are united." Giuseppe Giusti, the founder, was indeed a pioneer, codifying the rules for the "perfect balsamic vinegar" in 1863 (choice of grapes, quality of the casks, aging time).

Our selection

We are very proud of our selection of fine Giusti vinegar. These exquisite products are perfect for your gourmet dishes and as gifts for your sophisticated friends.

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