Story of Gentile company is closely related to a history of pasta production development. There are many reasons for that.
First, the company is located in the city of Gragnano, where pasta has been made since 16th century. A combination of wind, sun, and humidity makes Gragnano an ideal place to dry pasta.
Second, the company itself is almost three (!) centuries old.
Third, despite modernized production, many stages of pasta making process are still manual.
Forth, pasta is made of a very rare wheat variety Senatore Cappelli, named after a senator of Abruzzo region, who separated concepts of “durum” and “soft” wheat.
It is no surprise that Gentile pasta is considered a delicacy, as wheat itself, due to head length and difficult processing, is grown in small quantities, but is valued for its amazing flavor and aroma.
Final important component to success is the fact that Gentile is a family business, where each member of Zampino family has own core responsibilities.
The whole range of Gentile pasta has IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) certificate, indicating that product is made in a particular geographical area and meets high quality criteria.