History 2018-03-30T15:18:59+00:00

1860
FROM CHAMBÉRY TO TURIN

The Chazalettes history is totally connected with that of the Savoy dominion. Native of Chambéry, the Chazalettes moved to Turin, capital of the Sardinia Kingdom, in 1860 – year of the annexation of Savoy to France.

Thanks to his experience within a winery in Ardèche, Clemente Chazalettes soon become technical production  manager of Martini&Sola, one of the most ancient and renown Vermouth producers in Turin.

1876
CHAZALETTES, THE ORIGINS

Nel 1876 In 1876 Clemente, 40 years old, decided to start his own business and founded the Cte. Chazalettes & Co. Premiata Fabbrica di Vermouth e Liquori, based in Via Sacchi, close to Turin Porta Nuova railway station.

3_Foto 1876

1907
A VERMOUTH FOR THE QUEEN

Chazalettes Vermouth was particularly appreciated by Savoy women, so much so that Queen Margherita and Savoy Princess Laetitia Napoleon granted the right to bear the Royal House coat of arms, visible on labels and letterhead.

6_Foto 1907 copy

1909
GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW PLANT

The success obtained by its products, not only vermouth but also an increasingly wide range of liquors, bitters and spirits, made it necessary to build a new plant inaugurated in 1909 at Borgata Regina Margherita in Collegno – in the West area of Turin.

This new plant, 20000 m2 and more than 40 employees, was built in a strategic position, right next to the railway connecting Turin to France and Europe.

9_Foto 1909

10’s AND 20’s
FROM TURIN TO THE WORLD

Large part of Chazalettes production was dedicated to the export as witnessed by the shipments records of the time showing that the brand was distributed all around the world. The Americas, Canada, France and Germany are the countries where the company has its best results, thanks also to an important influx of Italians, but the shipments reach the four corners of the world: from Singapore to Veracruz, from Alexandria in Egypt to Tegucigalpa.

1935
IMPERA BAR

In the context of the major role of the bars, Alfonso Chazalettes opened Impera Bar (from the name of the leading vermouth of Chazalettes at the time) in a prestigious position in Piazza Castello, Turin, in front of Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Madama.

2016
CHAZALETTES, THE RENAISSANCE

Chazalettes interrupted vermouth production in the 70’s, after a century of glorious tradition, maintaining for a certain time that of syrups and liqueurs.

The dynasty heir, Giovanni Chazalettes, proudly keeps the memoir of the golden years of his family and hasn’t lost the ambition to diffuse the quality of this product.
Equipped with the historic recipes, a rich archive and his youth memories, he’s finally met young energies for starting a new adventure with.
Accordingly a new chapter of Chazalettes history has started, based on the synergy of generations, the love for an ancient liqueur art that needs to be rediscovered and a common engagement to save an important legacy of Turin.