Like Washington apples or Idaho potatoes, Limoncello must be produced from Lemons grown in south Naples region to be a genuine Limoncello. Giola Luisa is the original Limoncello from Sorrento and only uses fruit from their exclusive private local orchards. The rich smooth lingering flavor and bright fruit taste of Giola Luisa’s Limoncello promises to deliver an epicurean delight to any beverage recipe.
How do I pronounce the name? Gioia Luisa is pronounced Joy-a Loo-ees-a
Gioia Luisa roots date back to 1946 when Felice and Laura Maresca formed a small family entity specializing in selling fresh and dried fruit. Oranges, Lemons and nuts are rich commodities of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy. During the next forty years, the Maresca’s would develop many close relations with prestigious clients throughout Italy and Europe. The magic component for all flourishing vegetation in this region is the ‘soil composition’ cultivated by the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius hundreds of years ago. These unique soil qualities are not found in any other Italian location.
After their untimely death, their son, Francesco Saverio, realized his new calling was to take over the family business. Francesco recognized the value of his parents effort’s represented in 1986, with his family by his side, Gioia Luisa SRL was formed. Francesco’s aim was to commercialize a simple and natural liqueur obtained from lemon peels infused in pure alcohol, LIMONCELLO di SORRENTO. From the most prominent fruit grown in the region, Francesco knew he had the ingredients for success. His dream became a reality and today, Gioia Luisa’s Limoncello annual capacity is in excess of over 275,000 cases. Since then, Gioia Luisa has been a leader in supplying the marketplace with quality liqueurs, preserves and other fruit based products.
Silver medal — Tastings, Beverage Testing Institute, 2013
Citrus-forward, new world limoncello
Cello Chiller Simple, straight forward, and to the point. The way to enjoy this classic Italian beverage after a meal.
INGREDIENTS 2 oz Gioia Luisa Limoncello Lemon slice for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS Served chilled from the freezer in a frosted liqueur glass, Signora Luisa recommends this way to serve Limoncello. If glass allows, you can add a lemon slice for garnish, or keep it simple.