We have deep roots in both the Cantabrian and Mediterranean Seas. Our story starts at the end of the 19th century when nonno Salvatore Orlando first set foot on the shores of Getaria, in Gipuzkoa. He was sent from his native Sicily by his father. He was one of the Italian pioneers who introduced the long-standing salting techniques on the Cantabrian coast, where it was as yet unknown. Salvatore tied the knot with a Basque woman, Simona Olasagasti, and their marriage produced six children and various companies. The products of these companies were then distributed to Italy through established family business lines in that country.

Nowadays, Salvatore and Simona's company remains dedicated to crafting artisanal fish preserves at its factory in Markina, Bizkaia. It cherishes a centuries-old tradition, with Simona's surname proudly representing its commitment to excellence.

From this interesting fusion of Italian cuisine with the Cantabrian Sea (or maybe the other way round) came the perfect combination of magnificent fresh fish and centuries-old know-how. After more than 100 years, we are still committed to maintaining that which makes us unique; making products which stand out in the market, aligning the best of the Cantabrian coast with traditional Italian recipes such as Caponata or Pesto alla Genovese.

Take a look at OUR BLOG if you want to learn more about this engaging history.