Our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena draws on the production regulations of the Master Vinegar Makers of the seventeenth century Estense Palace in Sassuolo, dubbed “La Delizia” (The Delight), as it was intended as a delightful residence for leisurely pursuits and culinary indulgence. Entirely natural and produced exclusively in Italy, it is a dressing of the finest quality which is appreciated by top chefs and gourmets around the world.
In Montegibbio, in the foothills of Sassuolo, our vines thrive in terrain which is ideal for optimal ripening. Here, in our vinegar farmhouse, we let nature take its course, so the cooked must ages under our eager but patient and watchful gaze
We draw on the ancient traditions of the Este Court through the tastes it was renowned for, offering consumers around the world the guarantee of a unique product that conveys all the authenticity of an age-old history.
A PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena, produced according to the age-old methods of the master vinegar makers of the Este's Palace of Sassuolo, and a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) balsamic vinegar of Modena inspired by the Este's tradition of “half-balsamic”, with a blend of traditional balsamic vinegar and wine vinegar, to enrich any dish with the taste of the Delizia Estense.
“Ma dove lascio di Sassòl la gente che suoi de l’uve far nettare a Giove, là dove è il dì più bello e più lucente, là dove il ciel tutte le grazie piove?”
Alessandro Tassoni, La Secchia Rapita
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. DARK, GLOSSY, THICK, PUNGENT: INIMITABLE.
As early as the seventeenth century, the Modena area was renowned for producing fine vinegars, characterized by the typical “sweet and sour” taste of acetified cooked grape must. Delizia Estense Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena maintains this tradition of excellence with an authentic, inimitable product, made with just grapes, time and know-how.