Silvio Meletti from Ascoli Piceno developed a process that combined the slow evaporation of alcohol and the highest quality local aniseeds to create a liqueur with a delicate flavor and wonderful aroma. The resulting drink was named after the man who created it as well as its main ingredient: Anisetta Meletti.
It soon became very popular and was appreciated by everyone. Adults enjoyed a shot of Anisetta after meals or in cocktails and, since it was used to make cakes and biscuits, even children got to have a taste of it in homemade delights. Thanks to its popularity, the brand gained visibility and a wide range of products, all with the same unmistakable “ani-” were released, all having in common the same unmistakable aniseed taste.
Along with the elegant Cafè Meletti founded by Silvio Meletti, the local Anisetta is definitely an object of pride for the inhabitants of Ascoli Piceno.