The Chinotto soft drink, the Gazzosa, the Chinotto-flavoured tonic water and the Orangeade are born out of the research carried out by Lurisia concerning perfect ingredients, cultivated as it happened in the past, with natural methods and in strictly typical Italian areas: chinotto coming from Western Ligurian Riviera, loose lemons from Amalfi, oranges from Gargano. These are raw materials of excellence, which are combined without using additives and offer the original flavour of tradition. The base is the very pure and light thermal water of Lurisia, an excellence in the market of Italian mountain waters.
The drinks proposed by Lurisia are exported in about 20 Countries all over the world, with a significant growth trend. The most important Countries are the whole Western Europe, USA, Australia, and Japan. Today drinks constitute 40% of the proceeds of sales of the whole company. The best selling product is chinotto soft drink.
The main character of the history of Lurisia is a miner of the twentieth Century who discovered this water when by chance he hit a spring of water in the cave of Nivolano. This water was good to drink and the miners began to wash their sores and wounds with it, noticing that they healed in a very short time. The ‘miraculous’ gifts of this spring attracted some onlookers, but also physicians and researchers, who studied the characteristics of the water and certified its curative and beneficial qualities.
Lurisia Terme, located at the foot of Maritime Alps, easily reachable from Cuneo and Alba, land of truffles, at a few kilometres from French boundary and sea, is still an uncontaminated and pure place. An important thermal plant, too, is present, where it is possible to benefit by cycles of treatments and massages.
Only typical Italian ingredients
In order to produce chinotto soft drink, a pleasantly bitter drink, only the ancient citrus of western origin, cultivated in the Western Ligurian Riviera since 1500, is used. The chinotto of Savona has intense and characteristic scents as well as an extraordinary juiciness. From chinotto, but by using its tincture only, tonic water is obtained, without lime, in order to maximize its digestive and above all thirst-quenching effect. The Gazzosa with true ‘sfusato Lemon of Amalfi’, a rare product cultivated for almost 4 centuries on the terracing in the Coast of Amalfi, has been very successful. Its pulp is juicy and semisweet; it is rich in essential oils which lend intense aromas to the fruit. Orange of Gargano, too, arrives from South, but from Adriatic Sea. It is used for producing an orange drink which preserves both flavour and scent of the fruit. Oranges from Gargano ripen at the end of the winter and for this reason they are characterized by extraordinary resistance: very thin peel, crisp pulp, and juice which tends to sweet. This allows obtaining an incomparable orange drink.