All our caviar comes from Sturgeon, sustainably farmed at our own 3rd generation fish farm.
In the world there are more than 25 varieties of sturgeon fish and each has its own characteristics. Here are the breeds we farm in Italy.
ACIPENSER GUELDENSTAEDTII X ACIPENSER BAERII
This sturgeon is a hybrid from mating the Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii and Acipenser Baerii sturgeon.
A popular hybrid often referred to as the Guba sturgeon.
This hybrid fish reaches maturity around 8-10 years old when we are able to produce our Yellow Label Caviar.
ACIPENSER NACCARII X ACIPENSER BAERII
This sturgeon is a hybrid from mating the Acipenser Naccarii sturgeon with the Acipenser Baerii sturgeon.
The Acipenser Naccarii is commonly found in the Adriatic sea and rivers that flow into it from Greece, Italy and Albania.
This hybrid fish reaches maturity around 10 years old when we are able to produce our Aqua Label Caviar.
ACIPENSER RUTHENUS ALBINO
The Albino variety of the Acipenser Ruthenus sturgeon is perhaps the most rare sturgeon in the world. Incredibly difficult to farm successfully, you can count on one hand the number of farms in the world able to breed this beautiful and extremely rare species. It is testament to our fish farming expertise that we are one of them!
It reaches maturity around 7-9 years old when we are able to produce the rarest of caviar, the Adamas Gold Label Albino Caviar.
The Acipenser Transmontanus sturgeon has a paler colour and is commonly referred to as the white sturgeon (not to be confused with the Albino sturgeon).
Naturally found in the Pacific basin from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska down to Baja, California. This is the largest freshwater fish in the USA.
It reaches maturity around 12 years old when we are able to produce our Green Label caviar.
The Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii sturgeon has a short snout and distinctive protruding spine and patterns earning it the nickname 'diamond' sturgeon.
Naturally found in the Caspian & Black Seas and the rivers around those, it is commonly referred to as the Russian Sturgeon.
It reaches maturity around 10-12 years old when we are able to produce our Pink Label Oscietra Caviar.
The Acipenser Baerii sturgeon is famous for its flat, long nose earning it the nickname 'longnose sturgeon'.
Naturally found in the Northern rivers of Siberia, it is commonly referred to as the Siberian sturgeon.
It reaches maturity around 8-10 years old and then we are able to produce our Black Label Siberian Baerii Caviar.