In the 50s the Benvenuto family of Langhe farmers, was contacted by Cav. Marchisio, supplier to Ferrero. Teresio Benvenuto, the father, started to travel Italy, from Liguria to Viterbo and as far as Naples, searching for the product best suited to the Langhe. In 1974, after a period of restructuring, Benvenuto began processing and selling their own hazelnuts. In 1984, following the purchase of new machinery and other improvements, production reached significant levels.
In 1994 severe flooding affected the company’s production. Despite this setback the family firm made a good recovery and, since 2000, has continued to grow and show an increase in sales. This success has also been thanks to new health trends that recognize the nutritional importance of dried fruit and nuts.
Lucia Benvenuto, who represents the third generation of the family, has now taken over the company alongside her father Flavio, her mother Laura and her aunt Vanna. The whole family share the same work ethic and respect towards those involved in hazelnut processing and production. They strongly believe that the best results can only be achieved when the process starts with the best.