Founded in Ghemme, Piemonte (Northern Italy) in 1951 by Luigi Francoli, the Francoli Distillery has a rich history of grappa production. The Francoli Family has been running the Distillery for over 5 generations. The mission of the Company is the production and distribution of their Grappa (through the historial brand of Luigi Francoli), liqueurs, spirits, and fruit syrups. Opal Nera, the original black sambuca, was created by the Francoli Distillery in 1989 and since its launch, Opal Nera’s success has spread to over 30 countries around the world. In many markets, not only is Opal Nera the number one selling black sambuca, but the number one Sambuca !