Amaro Averna is an Italian liqueur in the Amaro category produced in Caltanissetta, Sicily. It is named after its inventor, Salvatore Averna, who invented the recipe in 1868. This drink is produced on the Island of Sicily and is considered a traditional drink. The Averna company was acquired in 2014 by Gruppo Campari.
1978 was a very significant year in the company’s history: after 110 years and three generations a family craft product become a major company in the Italian market. Since 1978, the fourth generation of Averna has maintained that position in the market, further consolidating it through product diversification: the “Averna Group” now includes the Villa Frattina winery producing (still and sparkling wines). In the last decade, consolidation within the domestic market has been accompanied by an intense internationalization effort that has seen growing development in foreign markets.
In 2014, the Campari Group acquired 100% of Fratelli Averna.