“We are always all very focused on the outcome, on the harvest phase. What the countryside teaches us is the beauty and the importance of the sowing phase instead, from which everything starts.
My grandfather Mariano was the person who inspired many things in my life: my passion for the land, my agronomic studies, and the “agricultural pasta factory” project.
When he passed away, at the age of 105, I decided to honour him by developing a new durum wheat variety, which after 7 years finally bears his name: “Nonno Mariano”, available to all farmers who want to cultivate it.
Today, 11th November 2020, on the beginning of the “agricultural year” and of the sowing time, we present this box: it contains a book that tells how grandfather Mariano’s story inspired that of our farm together with the Mancini spaghetti we dedicated to him, which are unique to us because produced exclusively with a single variety of durum wheat: “Nonno Mariano”.
I hope that this project will give my grandfather new legs to cross the borders where he lived.”
“There are many kinds of stories and grandfather Mariano’s was surely written on the land. Our pasta factory has its roots in the middle of his wheat fields. His example was for me the seed from which everything started”Massimo