Limoncello is a sweet lemon liqueur that originates from the Campania region of Italy. It is traditionally made using the zest of the lemons grown in the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi coast, and on the island of Capri.
The recorded history of Limoncello started at the end of the nineteenth century where lemon liqueur was present on the tables of local families, used as an aperitif or digestive. Each family in the region has its own unique recipe and blending techniques for producing Limoncello, and the Massa family is no exception.
The Massa’s traditional family recipe dates back to 1890 and was made using fruits grown on the family lemon grove. In 1991, brothers Sergio and Stefano Massa founded the Villa Massa company to make this liqueur accessible to everyone while still remain true to the best tradition of the Limoncello of Sorrento.
Villa Massa still adheres to the traditional family recipe and uses only the peels of organically grown Sorrento Lemons (also called as Oval lemons of Sorrento), purified water, top-quality alcohol, and sugar to produce their Limoncello. These lemons are the typical citrus variety grown only in the Sorrento Peninsula and in the island of Capri and have remained unchanged over the centuries thanks to the Mediterranean climate of the Sorrentine peninsula that favours the growth of a thin and fragrant lemon peel, rich in essential oils, which gives the Limoncello of Sorrento its unique flavour.
By using these finest quality ingredients and expert blending techniques, Villa Massa has grown to become the market leader amongst Limoncello producers and has won a multitude of awards along the way.
Sweet and citrus, with a touch of honey.
Sweet, with the unmistakable crisp taste of lemon.
Long with a dry finish.