The Agricultural Company La Fenice was founded in 2010 as organic spice manufacturer, pointing its focus on the wild fennel seed plantation.
The love for spices and herbs then turns into the interest and desire of testing their use in the processing of alcohol in order to have unique and characteristic handmade liqueurs, which are the result of a fervent creativity in the choice of raw materials to be mixed, some of them are directly cultivated by the company (such as wild fennel seeds and crusco peppers). In terms of productive diversification, in 2017 was launched the first liqueur, a digestive made with wild fennel seeds and herbs characterized by a very original taste.
In 2021 Cruscò was launched to the market: the first and unique crusco pepper flavoured liqueur, the ‘king’ of the Lucanian cuisine and the greatest model of its most authentic tradition.
Cruscò in the sweet and spicy flavor (with the addition of chili pepper) is a unique and special liqueur, where the twirling shapes of the pepper cover all over the elegant shape of the glass bottle and plunge into a fine liqueur, whose original flavor is due to the perfect harmony between natural herbs and sweet forest honey produced in Basilicata.
The crusco pepper derives from a variety of goat horn pepper seeds cultivated by the Agricultural Company La Fenice.
Beauty and local traditions go on to inspire La Fenice company in the production of new handmade products, whose flavours and scents evoke an authentic character typical of our land.
The mood of La Fenice company is well represented by its own name, that is its tendency to a continuous renewal and rebirth in order to promptly and tenaciously grab opportunities of an ongoing changing world.