In 1525, Bernardino Luini, of the Leonardo da Vinci School of Art, was commissioned by the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Saronno, Italy, to paint a fresco of the Madonna. Bernardino, an extremely passionate and talented painter, first turned his efforts toward finding the perfect model – patient, poised and, most of all, beautiful. And, after weeks of tireless searching, he finally found her, a young innkeeper whose name has been lost through the ages. For the next few months they worked in intimate settings, never more than a few feet apart. The young girl fell deeply, and passionately, in love. And, as a gift of her love, she created a sweet, almond-flavored liqueur for Bernardino. It was the first bottle of Disaronno Disaronno® is made using only the highest quality natural ingredients like absolute alcohol, burnt sugar and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits soaked in apricot kernel oil. This special recipe hasn't changed since 1525. Disaronno is produced according to the original secret family recipe in Saronno, Italy. The bottle is Venetian glass.
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