The Staibano Story
Don Vincenzo Staibano was born on the Amalfi Coast a stunning and vibrant stretch of coastline south of Naples, Italy, where he spent his entire life. Surrounded by such outstanding natural beauty and unique architecture, Don Staibano unsurprisingly delighted in the dolce vita of the Amalfi Coast and its unrivalled food and agricultural produce. Much of his life was devoted to tending his lemon groves which, as are typical of the Amalfi region, produced abundant lemons of the most incredible colour, size, taste and fragrance.
The Don was known for his style and charisma. He pursued a life filled with fun and laughter and was famous for hosting some of the best parties on the coastline. He was also renowned for his unique tasting alcoholic drinks - his first, dating back to 1932, being the recipes used to create Amalfi Smooth and Staibano Limoncello.
Staibano Ltd was born in 2015 following a decision made by Cesco Amodio, the great grandson of Don Staibano, that the Don’s alcoholic recipes should be shared for the rest of the world to enjoy.
Made In Amalfi
The only way we could replicate the Don’s drink was to be as faithful to his recipe as possible. This of course meant that we had to produce in Amalfi. Thankfully, we have found the best producers on the coast, Terra di Limone, who - with an enormous amount of care - fill, label and cap every bottle by hand in batches of 1512 bottles at a time - making Amalfi Smooth and Staibano Limoncello not only the best tasting cream liqueur, but also the most unique.
Don Staibano would only use the finest ingredients to create his recipes, all from the surrounding areas of Amalfi. Amalfi Smooth, manufactured in small batches, is still made with the same ethos.
The process now involces the maceration of the finest lemon peel in the world: The I.G.P. lemon of Amalfi, in fine grain spirit. The rinds are then removed and the alcohol is belnded with milk and sugear. The result is a smooth lemon liqueur which tastes indulgent yet is refreshingly sweet and light with a 17% ABV. It can therefore be enjoyed at any social occasion.
Amalfi Smooth is 100% natural, and is free from additives and preservatives. We pride ourselves in being one of the few alcohol brands which discloses all ingredients.
We are also immensely proud to bear the I.G.P. stamp (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) on all of out bottles, which guarantees that every lemon rind used to make Amalfi Smooth is that of the iconic Amalfi Lemon - the best in the world.
Our beautiful and eye-catching label was created by an amazing artist, Aleksandra Laika and is inspired by our love for the posters from the 20s-50s, especially those behind the Campari adverts - Capiello.
Staibano Limoncello involves the maceration of only the finest lemons in the world the I.G.P. Amalfi Lemons, in fine neutral spirit, withe water and sugar. The result: an unrivalled light and crisp natural tasting Limoncello with 25% ABV.
Staibano Limoncello should always be drunk on ice cold as a shot but the family are known to serve it long with ginger ale or soda water.
Amalfi Lemons I.G.P.
Amalfi Lemon I.G.P., also known as the queen of lemons are the speciality produce of Italy's Amalfi coast, where the wonderfully large and fragrant fruit grows up in the mountains as well as on the cliff-side terraces. The superior aromatic potency of the lemon rinds is what makes Amalfi Smooth and Staibano Limoncello so great!
The superior aroma is thanks to a combination of the ever present intense sunshine, a light mediteranian breeze and rich volcanic soil as well as the unrivalled work the team of Terra Di Limoni invest into giving the groves the best care and attention they need to thrive and produce for us the finest lemons in the world.
Scientifically known as the Sfusato Amalfitano, the Amalfi lemons are protected by the Consorzio Di Tutela Del Limone Costa D'Amalfi I.G.P. (The Consortium for the Protection of the Amalfi Coast Lemo) and any product which claims to be made with such and aromatic and unique fruit must bear the I.G.P. logo.
The harvest takes place between February and October and each lemon is always picked by hand with the upmost care. The geographic area of production include the beautiful towns of Amalfi, Positano, Atrani, Minori, Maiori, Cetara, Conca Dei Marini, Ravello, Tramonti, Praino, Scala, Furore and Vietri Sul Mare.
Our maxim is seen on every bottle, and is central to our brand and family business.
Naturalità - 100% Natural
Sensualità - La Donna Staibano, beautifully illustrated on every bottle, embodies Don Vincenzo's outlook - Life should be fun, stylish and sexy.
Eredità - We are all about heritage
The Staibano Way
Staibano Limoncello should always be drunk ice cold as a shot but the family are known to serve it long with ginger ale or soda water.
The Staibano family on ever drank Amalfi Smooth in a tumbler filled with ice, normally serving between 35ml - 50ml. Don Vincenzo always added a leaf of basil for enhanced taste and sophistication.
For all trade enquiries call Cesco on 07496717541 or Piero on 077895923949.
Distributed by Enotria & Coe, Speciality Drinks, HT Champers, Venus Delitalia, Imbibe, Sardinia Wines, Guidetti & Milton Sandford.
Available to buy online at Harvey Nichols, Gerry's Wine and Spirits, Amazon, Drinksupermarket and Master of Malt.