TIED TO THE TERRITORY
The Campidano Distillery owned by Luciano Dessì owes its name to the Campidano, unspoilt corner of the Mediterranean, sparsely populated area relies on agricultural activities, mountains cloaked in forests, pastures green, endless free, stunning beaches and crystalline waters. Nature reigns supreme and governs the rhythms of people’s lives here. This harmony with the earth and nature is also ours. The Distillery is in fact located in the heart of Simaxis, a little town boasting an agricultural heritage that goes back many generations in this island so rich in culture and history. We know from archaeological findings that Simaxis pre-dates Roman times.
Pope Symmachus, the patron saint of our little town was born here, one of two Popes hailing from the island, between the IV and V centuries.
Eleonora d’Arborea, the last sovereign of an autonomous Sardinia and an extraordinarily pioneering judge who holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Sardinians, lived in this area in the 14th century. The Carta de Logu, a body of laws which provided protection for the animals of the region and women’s property rights, was drawn up by her.
The Dessì family’s connection to this land goes far back into the annals of time. The author of a lengthy paper on the origins of Sardinian surnames, Lorenzo Manconi (Florinas 1909-1986), believed the surname is one of the oldest of the island. The name originates from a town which begins with Si, such as Simaxis and other small towns in the vicinity such as Siamanna, Siapiccia and Siamaggiore.
OUR LIQUEURS BRIMMING WITH NATURE’S BOUNTY AND HOMEMADE GOODNESS
The Campidano Distillery is a beacon of tradition. Tradition had it that it was the local women who produced the island’s liqueurs. These jealously guarded concoctions were only brought out at the
most festive of occasions and were infused with herbs, ﬂowers, roots, berries and leaves; each ingredient was picked in its own season. We, following in their footsteps, use artisan methods and work with meticulous care using only the very finest ingredients.
We chose the name De Domu (of the household) for our liqueurs to emphasise the fact that they are made with artisan methods according to age old recipes and procedures handed down from generation to generation. It is thus that these quintessentially Sardinian liqueurs that embody the identity of this enchanting island are made. Our liqueurs are like a taste of days gone by with their vibrant colours and heady scents redolent of the land and are enjoyed by the most refined connoisseurs and liqueur enthusiasts.
We chose the name De Domu® (of the household) for our liqueurs to emphasise the fact that they are made with artisan methods according to age old recipes and procedures handed down from generation to generation. And Mèzusu (the best), our Myrtle Liqueur, limited releases. It would be simply not possible for us to do more or better. Prodigious quantities of judiciously picked and perfectly ripe myrtle berries go into its making. The infusion of these berries of exceptional quality in alcohol is achieved through lengthy freeze distillation.
It is thus that these quintessentially Sardinian liqueurs that embody the identity of this enchanting island are made.