Amaro Lucano is an Italian liqueur in the Amaro category. It is produced by Amaro Lucano S.p.A., a family-owned company based in Pisticci, Basilicata
Amaro Lucano is caramel brown in color, has a bittersweet flavor, and its strength is 28% ABV. It can be savoured neat, chilled, with ice or orange zest. It is usually served as a digestif after a meal and also as a base for cocktails.
It was originally created in 1894 by Pasquale Vena, a pastry chef who blended more than 30 herbs. In 1900 Amaro Lucano gained notoriety all over the Kingdom of Italy, after the Vena family became the official supplier to the House of Savoy, whose coat of arms appears on the label.
In 1950, the workshop became an industrial enterprise under the management of Vena’s sons Leonardo and Giuseppe and in 1965 a new factory in the frazione Pisticci Scalo was opened.
In the 1970s, the Vena family also began producing other alcohol-based drinks under the name “Lucano” such as the Sambuca, Limoncello and Caffè varieties, as well as liqueur-filled chocolates.