The cultivation of lemons on the Amalfi Coast has always been linked to the name of Aceto, a family whose aim has always been to make the benefits of this precious fruit known all over the world for almost 200 years.
A bit of history
It all began with Salvatore Aceto which, back in 1825, bought a small plot of land in Ravello, thus starting the activity of lemon producer and trader.
The period of maximum splendor for the family business, especially in foreign trade, is from 1930 to 1938. In Italy, however, the Aceto family established itself as the largest producer of lemons of the entire Amalfi Coast after the Second World War, defeating their Calabrian and Sicilian competitors.
Not being able to count on a huge land extension and on production volumes as high as the main competitors, the Aceto’s decide to differentiate by starting a campaign to raise awareness of their particular type of lemon, the “Sfusato Amalfitano”, unique in the world for quality and organoleptic characteristics.
Salvatore Aceto, respecting the tradition, was given the same first name of the ancestor who started the business. He worked for many years in the accounting firm which he established in the 90’s.
His return to the family business was due to the insistence of his father Luigi and in 2013, Salvatore began dedicating his time to reorganizing the family business and taking over as manager of the Agricultural Company left to him by his father.
He promotes organic and sustainable production right away by embracing his father’s activities following the ICEA Certified Organic Agriculture guidelines. He also organizes other activities to the main one, such as Lemon Tours, Meetings and Cooking Lessons, all closely linked to the world of Lemon cultivation on the Amalfi Coast which has been rightly defined as “Agricoltura Eroica” (Heroic agricolture).