Just after the turn of the century, in 1911, Sabatino Balestra and his wife Giuseppina began their first “Emporium” in Umbria-Italy. Catering to the needs of the local population, The Balestra Family began distributing Bakery products, Olive Oil, Oils, and personal hygiene supplies. Their goal was to deliver their customers the fresh products picked up from their fields just prior to arrival to their store. Their Emporium was a success, which was replied for over ninety years.
With overwhelming certainty that their products were nothing less than extraordinary, they continued in their efforts to create a company that they could share the value and exquisiteness of their products with the rest of the world. Their vision and philosophy has always been to provide the freshest products, while preserving their lands. These same philosophies have been passed on to three generations, and today are embodiment of what SKIN&CO means not only to us, but to you, our consumer.
As time went on, the generations felt the need to use the same attentive curiosity in selecting other Mediterranean products for distribution. Their end goal was to distribute, along with their original products, a complete “Mediterranean experience” accessible to all.
Through a rigorous selection process, we evaluate and compare multiple elements of each product to choose the right time for both the best quality and safety. For exactly one hundred years, we have been improving this process based on the same ideas that Sabatino and Giuseppina had for over ninety years. This is what we have learned to do and this is who we are today.
Sabatino&Co today, is a large agricultural company with modern production laboratories, and a widespread network throughout the Mediterranean. In present day Sabatino&Co is still owned and managed by the third generation after Sabatino & Giuseppina, who have continued to build the solid reputation of their grandfather’s company.
At Sabatino&Co, developments and production come together in a carefully controlled environment using the highest technologies and the oldest traditional recipes as taught to us by our grandparents. Constant and accurate quality control, continuously verifies all the processing stages, from the introduction of raw materials to shelf, keeping a balance with nature and traditions. Most of our products are seasonal or limited, as that is what nature delivers, and we cannot ask Nature for more. All we can do is waiting, every year, and every season. We’re there progressing with the innovations of tomorrow while holding true the promises of yesterday.