Concerto Barley and Espresso LiqueurMADE BY DON CICCIO & FIGLI IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Concerto is an Italian word that directly translates to "concert," which we imagine refers to the expert blending and flavorful harmonies that shine with each sip. A secret blend of 15 herbs and spices, barley and espresso steep in spirits for 60 days, and not one of them hogs the spotlight. This is the perfect balance of a little sweet, a little bitter, with a consistent rich and earthy feel that we fell in love with after one sip.
The original liqueur is rumored to have been invented by monks more than 300 years ago, and the rich, complex flavor is a traditional favorite along the Amalfi coast in Italy. The recipe is such a secret, in fact, that Francesco Amodeo is the only person making this liqueur outside the coast! Shhhhh.
Francesco founded Don Ciccio & Figli, named after his grandfather, to bring the flavor of his family's artisanal liqueurs from Italy to his new home in Washington, DC. All of their incredible, handmade liqueurs begin with a blend of all-natural fresh fruit, spices, herbs and grains infused into a high-quality neutral grain spirit base.
tip of the tongue
Concerto's not just for drinking – it's the perfect accompaniment for rich, meaty steak. Try marinating steaks in the liqueur for two to three hours before cooking. It not only adds an amazing flavor, but the espresso helps tenderize the meat.