Agriblea firm is situated in the so-called Val di Noto, only 2 kilometers far away from Ispica, the ancient Hyspicaefundus, on a lightly sloping hill, about 150 meters above the sea level.
Cities like Noto, Pachino, Modica and Scicli are about 15 minutes away, as well as the sea (8 kilometers only). The region has been recognized cultural heritage by UNESCO since it is very rich in archaeological, liberty and baroque witnesses. Agriblea firm was born thanks to the love for the country and the stubbornness belonged by its owner, Giorgio Agosta, whom everybody knows simply as Gino.
His dream is to bring the genuine and traditional Sicilian taste on the tables of all over the world through a niche product: the “Ciappa ri pummaroru” (Ciappa tomato). He succeeds in fulfilling his aim thanks to the love and the support his family always gives him, together with the precise and accurate contribution of his working team.
The strongness of the firm relies on the process it follows while producing a niche item: the particularly helping conditions of the climate and the environment as well, which are typical of the south-east part of Sicily, together with the use of organic and quantistic farming procedures exalt the own organoleptic properties of the product itself. Besides, the strictest and more effective health rules are followed, as certified by the competent health authorities, according to the European regulations about HACCP. Passion, commitment and respect for the Sicilian traditional country habits represent a further ingredient which gives an added value and lets the dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes produced by Agriblea become a really excellent typical products of Sicily.
Agriblea is proud to produce a traditional agroindustrial product which has been officially recognized by the Sicilian Government, since 2003, by means of a regional decree published on the Ordinary Supplement n° 141 enclosed to the Official Gazette n° 200 dated 29/08/2003:
the “Ciappa ri pummaroru” (dried tomatoes), that is to say a sun dried half oval or round or cherry tomato.