Regarded as part of the family wealth, Balsamic Vinegar was bestowed to family members in wills, a prestigious dowry for young brides of aristocratic origins. Jealousy kept in attics and passed down form generation to generation, Balsamic Vinegar was considered a sort of Panacea for its medical qualities. A cure-all remedy for diseases and ills.
Founded in 1605, Giuseppe Giusti is the oldest balsamic vinegar producer in the world. 17 generations of expert balsamic vinegar producers have brought Giusti to be recognized as a point of reference for enthusiasts of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The Giusti family was already well recognized by the local community at the time for their other typical Modenese delicacies, not least Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
It was Giuseppe Giusti that in 1863, on the occasion of the Modena Agricultural Tradeshow, who wrote down for the first time the golden rules to obtain a “perfect Balsamic Vinegar: the selection of the grapes, the quality of the barrels and time”. A testimony of historical value, one of the oldest document that outlines the secrets of Balsamic Vinegar. The Giusti Vinegar therefore became one of the most popular Italian delicacies, searched for by the noble and wealthy for the old continent. Through the centuries, the Giusti family has introduced the “black Gold of Modena” all over the world.
The Giusti Balsamic Vinegar quality is due to a special work, that only a family tradition can give to a product
The Giusti vinegar were presented at the most important international expositions of the late 1800’s. Thanks to its quality, the Giusti Balsamic Vinegar obtained some of the most prestigious excellency rewards.
The delicatessen had prospered also throughout the difficult years of nineteen hundreds. Still more quality and selected barrels are bought to meet ever increasing demand for the Giusti quality recognized all over the world. In 1929, Victor Emmaunel III conferred the King of Italy’s coat arms to Giusti, the official and sole supplier of Balsamic Vinegar to the Royal Family.