The museum of the ancient art of distillation

At Casalotto di Mombaruzzo, passing through the corridors, the rooms and suites of the distillery, you will learn about the history of a family that has made the art of distillation its guideline. The Berta family wanted to bear witness of the antiquity of a profession that has shaped the history and development of man- on display in a spacious room are the systems and equipment used in the past, partly by the family itself, and partly objects recovered and acquired over the course of time. Among the stills, distillers, concentration bubbles and distillation towers that seem to march past, providing an exciting exhibition of a centuries-long history; the original distillation system of 1947 stands out, dating back to the distillery’s first year in the business. Adding to this important cultural heritage are some stills dating from

1968 made by German engineer Christian Carl of Goeppingen, some of the boilers of the F.lli Mussi company in Milan and an original parchment from 1662 in Latin reporting the establishment of an ecclesiastical order in Casalotto di Mombaruzzo. É possibile, inoltre, ammirare una mappatura completa del territorio di Mombaruzzo risalente a fine ‘700 sotto il marchesato Pallavicini. Le mappe catastali sono perfettamente conservate e fotografano esattamente la suddivisione delle proprietà terriere di allora. All’interno dei salotti Berta è possibile, anche ammirare i quadri dei Maestri Carlo Carosso, Massimo Ricci, Guido Botta, le sculture di Dedo Roggero Fossati e le foto di Flavio Pesce; una collezione di opere, conservata nelle accoglienti e calde sale di degustazione.