Adamas Exclusive Caviar
From egg to eggTHE PLEASURE OF DISCOVERING AND APPRECIATING THE KNOW-HOW, HARD WORK AND PASSION THAT GOES INTO MAKING A UNIQUE AND PRECIOUS FOOD
Our supply chain allows us to have full control over the quality of the final product.
From egg to egg.
The vertical integration of our company begins with the reproduction of the sturgeon. The eggs are hatched in special incubators, the larvae are then weaned and moved on to the nursery. The growth and fattening takes several years depending on the species. Once ready, the production of caviar takes place in the same location, in a laboratory approved by the European Community in 2016, equipped with the best materials and focused on the strictest hygiene procedures and respect for the environment.
TORMO RIVER AND DRINKABLE WATER WELLS
ADAMAS® is the exclusive Italian caviar which represents the excellence of fish farming worldwide. ADAMAS® caviar is a unique product thanks mainly to the water where our sturgeons are born and raised.
The quality of the water is to aquaculture and caviar as the 'terroir' is to vineyards and wine. Those who have a favourable starting position are facilitated to obtain a high-quality finished product. Adamas is the brand name of the caviar produced by Salmo Pan srl, a farm which counts 3 generations of breeders, located in Pandino in the heart of the Tormo River Natural Park. This river originates from numerous fontanili (natural water springs) that feed it throughout its course. It is an atypical river, in fact it is born in the plain and its waters come entirely from springs and small tributaries (described in medieval times as "flumen Turmum"). In these springs water comes to surface after being filtered by hundreds of meters of sand and gravel. Thanks to this natural filtering, water comes out crystal clear, fresh in summer and temperate in winter. These characteristics make it ideal for sturgeon breeding and guarantee a production of caviar of the highest quality consistently throughout the year. In addition, to the purity of the water of the Tormo River, Salmo Pan has at its disposal 4 wells of untreated drinkable water (defined so by European Community) from which it extracts, in case of drought of the Tormo River, to bring water to the whole farm, thus raising the level of water quality.
History. Fish Farming
PASSION AND TRADITION
The Giovannini's family began its adventure in aquaculture in the fifties and thanks to the visionary idea of Alessandro Giovannini in the second half of th decade the first trout farm in Lombardy was created. Salmo Pan srl was initially a trout farm, then totally converted into a sturgeon farm at the beginning of 2000. This change in the type of fish breeding was due to sturgeon becoming an endangered species at the beginning of the 2000s (protected by CITES worldwide) due to intensive fishing that drastically reduced the population of sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Sea.
Matteo (Alfredo Giovannini's son), who today represents the third generation of breeders, carries on tradition with great passion. He is an environment lover and follows with enthusiasm the breeding and the development of sturgeons. Sergio Nannini joinned the company in 2013 bringing his managerial and entrepreneurial know-how as a partner of Salmo Pan srl.
LOVING OUR LAND
Sustainability, in terms of the environment, is the possibility of self-regulation, resilience and resistance that, taken together, affect the stability of the ecosystem, ensuring the satisfaction of the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.
Becoming sustainable does not happen overnight. It is a path of learning, innovation, passion and intellectual honesty, looking towards the future. In its path to sustainability SALMO PAN has realized a 200kw photovoltaic plant, thus providing for its energy needs with zero environmental impact. A decantation lake for the integrity of the outgoing water and the use of GMO-free feed complete the general picture of a company that focuses on quality and welfare while respecting the environment.
But the path to sustainability never stops. Reduction of biomass for a better well-being of the fish, drastic reduction of fishmeal in fish fodder to reduce the impact of sea fishing to zero and BIO accreditation are just some of the paths we are taking. We are doing our best and trying very hard!