modena

Since 1605, an uninterrupted story

Since the seventeenth century, the Giusti family has been producing Balsamic Vinegar, passing down a recipe that created a complex harmony of flavors and a product of excellence, appreciated all over the world.

Creating an exceptional balsamic vinegar depends on the competence, experience and attention to detail and the lengthy period of aging. Proud of a know-how which has been refined over its 400 years of family history, Giusti combines both its respect for tradition with a sense of local corporate responsibility and a modern and sustainable production philosophy.

Timeline
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1605

Registration of Giuseppe and Francesco Maria Giusti in the Modenese Duke’s ledger of local businesses "Salsicciai and Lardaroli"

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1700

The "Gran Deposito Aceto Balsamico di Giuseppe Giusti " expands with the inauguration of new series of barrels and through the acquisition of barrels from other Modenese families.

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1861

The "A3" barrel was taken to Florence for the Italian Exposition organized by the Italian Royal Family, where Giuseppe Giusti was awarded a gold medal for a 90-year-old balsamic vinegar.

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1863

Giuseppe Giusti presents the "Giusti Recipe", the first document that describes how to obtain a "Perfect Balsamic Vinegar" at the Agricultural Exhibition of Modena.

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1880

The first " samples without commercial value" of Balsamic Vinegar Giusti sent by post, anticipating the future circulation of Giusti vinegars in Italy and Europe.

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1899-00

Giusti participates in the Universal Expositions of the late 19th century, from Paris to Antwerp, obtaining diplomas and numerous awards for its Balsamic Vinegars.

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1900

The shop, opened in the early seventeenth century, becomes the Renowned Salumeria Giusti, which still remains today a reference point for gourmets and local excellences

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1929

Giusti becomes the official supplier to the King of Italy and the Royal House of Savoy, awarding Giusti the privilege to use the royal emblem on Giusti Balsamic Vinegars.

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1930

The retail trade grows and Giusti begins to bottle the Balsamic Vinegars in the most glass bottles produced in the area, those for the locally produced Lambrusco wines.

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1950

The most precious and aged Balsamic Vinegars are bottled in smaller bottles, preceding the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Dop.

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1990

Acetaia Giusti moves from the attics of the Salumeria to a cottage in the Modena countryside, opening its doors to fans from all over the world

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2018

The new museum opens, welcoming over 20,000 visitors a year in a journey through time, divided into 10 rooms.

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2019

The Giusti Workshop is inaugurated in Piazza Grande, Modena, a new space dedicated to the tastings of the Giusti Balsamic Vinegars, among ancient barrels and historical objects of the Giusti family.

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The family
A long history, handed down from generation to generation.

Represented today by Claudio Francesca and Luciano who lead the company today, the history of the Giusti family is inextricably linked to the local area. For centuries, the production of balsamic vinegar had an exclusively private character, within the family, and it was destined not only for private consumption but also for the most important gifts. Great importance was therefore attributed to the private acetaia, considered a substantial part of the family heritage. The master vinegar maker was a family member, someone who had learned the secrets of the discipline from when he was a child. An ancient history that still today lives on, handed down from generation to generation.

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The awards collection

Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Giusti Balsamic Vinegars becomes recognized throughout the world and enjoys unanimous success among the European public. Presented at the various International Exhibitions of the Belle Epoque, thanks to the initiative of Giuseppe and after him Pietro Giusti, the most important of the Giusti Balsamic vinegars, of 30, 50 and even 100 years, win numerous prestigious accolades, including 14 gold medals.

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The Royal Seal of Approval

The quality of Giusti Balsamic Vinegar conquered the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III, who granted in 1929 the title "Supplier of the Royal House of Savoy", conceding to Giusti the privilege of displaying the Royal Seal of Approval, still incorporated today on all Giusti Balsamic Vinegars.

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From the past to the future
Maintaining the family’s style

With respect to a long history, still today Balsamic Vinegars are produced in the casks of the Giusti family with the same characteristics of the past. While protecting the craftsmanship involved in the production and preserving the salient aspects of the brand’s history, captured within the faithfully maintained Giusti label, which dates back to the early twentieth century, Acetaia Giusti has also managed to evolve from a commercial and managerial point of view, cultivating a distinct identity and product style, which makes it unique and recognizable.