Don’t say Anise unless you add the word “Rosati”.
“There’s aniseed and… there’s anise from Castignano.” Yes, this small town surrounded by the hills of the Marche – a beautiful region right in the center of Italy – is the birthplace of “Pimpinella Asinum,” the aniseed of the world. Between the breeze of the Adriatic Sea and the cold wind of the Apennine mountains of the Sibillini National Park, in 1850, Umberto Rosati, famous pharmacist and nobleman, created one of the best aniseed based alcoholic beverages of Italy “Anisetta Rosati”.
This product has crossed the centuries up to our days, bringing from the past all the flavors and memories of times made of aromatic herbs, wild hilly fields and peasant wisdom. Already in 1877 newspapers were clamoring “Anisetta Rosati, the best digestive drink with low sugar and high flavors!”, maybe there are good reasons if a drink is still alive after such a long time: let’s find out!