Discover the success story of the Toro family and namesake distillery, retrace the various production phases of the renowned Centerba Toro and enjoy an amazing guided tasting of liqueurs.
The Toro family has rooted its bicentennial activity in Tocco da Casauria, creating an indissoluble bond with this intimate, welcoming territory. In 1817 the pharmacist and apothecary Beniamino Toro senior created the Centerba Toro, a fine liqueur born from the alchemy of wild and spontaneous herbs, selected and harvested by expert hands on the slopes of the Abruzzo mountains Maiella Madre and Morrone.
The Centerba is produced through the slow natural infusion in particular containers and in environments free of humidity and temperature changes, without added sugar or flavoring. The liqueur obtained shows a characteristic green color with high alcohol content and refined aromatic aromas, among which the mind predominates.
The Centerba is a strong and gentle product, worthy of a good Abruzzese. Originally appreciated by pilgrims and shepherds, it later became known as a real medicine: the Centerba Toro was used for its curative characteristics in the Kingdom of Naples during the cholera epidemic in 1884, with wagons of Centerba Toro departing every day from Tocco da Casauria towards the Neapolitan capital.
Today, the Centerba promotes the Abruzzese liqueur tradition throughout the world. The secret formula is jealously guarded and handed down from father to son for generations: a recipe that evokes the charming atmosphere of this land in the most authentic way.