FROM THE HEART OF THE MARCHE REGION TO THE WORLD
Collesi high-quality distillates and Italian craft beers find their ideal microclimate in Apecchio, a small medieval village on the border between the Italian regions of Marche and Umbria. Here all the excellent Collesi brand products are born and from here, they are shipped all over the world, meeting the taste of an admiring international audience and collecting prestigious prizes and awards. An adventure in quality, tradition and experience that comes from the passion of its founder, Giuseppe Collesi. In the cultivation and production process of the beers and distillates, everything happens in harmony with nature’s rhythms and according to the most-advanced sustainable technology. The Collesi plant operates with “zero emissions”, thanks to its photovoltaic plant with 32 kW of power, its pellet-powered steam generator and the decision not to use hydrocarbons and LPG. An environmentally friendly system designed to protect the environment and the well-being and safety of people.
The stages of success.
2000: THE DISTILLERIES
The family-owned business is founded on one of Giuseppe Collesi’s ideas. It was 1997 when he decided to open a distillery in the heart of the Marche region in Apecchio, the historic hill town where he had always lived—an uncontaminated and generous natural environment at a 700-meter altitude that ensured ideal climatic conditions and excellent raw materials. The distillery opened at the end of 2001 and already in 2002, the accolades and awards began to arrive. Today, Grappa Collesi is a brand of excellence and their Distilleries are the first and most established in Marche.
2007: THE COLLESI BEER
The Tenute Collesi Brewery was born from Giuseppe Collesi’s passion for taking Birra Collesi all over the world. Collesi’s experienced master brewer, the Belgian Marc Knops, conducted the operations from the start to make the Collesi craft beer balanced and very appealing, in line with Belgian Trappist beers. They are all highly fermented, non-pasteurized and naturally bottle conditioned. This process allows the aroma and flavor of each individual ingredient to be kept alive. The construction work for the Collesi Brewery began in 2005, the first beer brewing dates back to November 2007 and in March 2008 it was first commercialized. And just like the grappa, the numerous national and international awards arrived shortly after.
2016: GIN AND VODKA
From the deep tradition of craftsmanship and the ceaseless search for the quality of the Tenute Collesi Distilleries, two great innovations are born for the spirits sector. A highly ranked Gin and Vodka, made strictly in Italy.
2018: COLLESI BEAUTY
Giuseppe Collesi, rediscovering ancient traditions, becomes aware that beer can be an effective natural ingredient for beauty products. Since ancient times in fact, Babylonian queens and Roman empresses would immerse themselves in regenerating beer baths that were known also in Egypt and Mesopotamia for their therapeutic and cosmetic properties. Millennial rituals that became a source of inspiration and that transformed advanced cosmetics. Collesi assigns its research to the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Camerino. The Unicam Cosmetology Research Center develops a production technology with an exclusive patent for Collesi. This sophisticated process preserves all the functional principles of Beer and its ingredients: Barley, Malt, Hops, Yeast and the residue of its craft production. With Collesi, the vital energy of Beer remains intact from nature to the skin.
2018: COLLESI HOME FRAGRANCES
The Collesi Home Fragrance line was created thanks to the dynamism of Giuseppe, and it evokes his desire to return to his origins but with his typical enthusiasm for something new. The whole line, from the fragrances to the diffusers, is the olfactory story of his world. The heart and soul of the new brand is the enduring bond with his father, an accomplished distiller. Giuseppe’s path is continuously evolving, but never accidentally. The olfactory project is simple: to use the ability of the distiller to give life to fragrances that evoke precious memories and offer unique experiences for the five senses. Evocative sensorial experiences to embellish the spaces of your home.