01.10 2017

Swiss competition for regional rpdoducts in Giura

We got the bronze medal in our category.

In Personico, Leventina Valley, the company Gazzose Ticinesi SA manufactures and commercialises Fizzy, a typical sparkling soft drink from the Canton of Ticino. Our features: the spring water from "Pont da Picol", which is located at 1000 meters altitude in the Nadro Valley.


"Fizzy classic", the original formula is refreshing and thirst quenching with its unique lemon flavour.


Gazzosa's history

Gazzosa is a sweetened water, flavored and slightly carbonated, whose name comes from its own feature, the gas. In the past - as fizzy, flavored and consumed on special occasions - it was called "The Poor man's Champagne", bacause of the bubbles, reminiscent of Champagne.

From the evidence collected, since the nineteenth century until the last decades of the twentieth there has been a special way to prepare gazzosa in Tessin, now abandoned: to obtain gas through the natural fermentation of a sweetend liquid, a syroup made of lemon, various flavors and water (the similar process used with grape must or apple must). That was the way to get a homemade gazzosa, or "The Poor man's Champagne", due to the natural fermentation.