It was March 1974 when Salvatore welcomed with joy and concern the birth of his first child. For those who, like him, came from the land what he would have left to a daughter? The language of the land is harsh for a woman. After much mulling the solution to the problem knocks on the door: he is offered by a friend the opportunity to buy a whole field of hazelnut trees in Tripi; in the end it is a seasonal job, with the help of some workers even a woman could have done it.
This is how the history of this company was born, which over the years has been able to renew its own soul: young, dynamic, state-of-the-art, linked to the family and with a careful eye to respect for nature and traditions.
And the birth of the second daughter could only be welcomed with the purchase of new, precious, land.
The father cares very much that the daughters receive a solid education and so Carla and Grazia spend the morning at school and in the afternoon, after homework, in the countryside: in winter to observe the flowering and the planting of the new seeds, in summer to chase each other and find refreshment under the broad fronds of the trees and in autumn to fill baskets, pockets and aprons of ripe fruits.
So they grow up, graduate and base their law firm together in the city. But the lack of that daily routine, the scents and colors of those places and the desire to preserve that priceless “dowry” received as a gift from his father drives them to return home to follow and grow the family business. And so, shuttling between Messina and Tortorici, between the office and the countryside Grazia and Carla manage – with sacrifice but much satisfaction – courthouses and hazelnut trees, assisted and workers, legal practices and hazelnut sweets.