Introducing ALDIO, a family-owned artisan liqueur manufacturer from a small town of San Jose in Batangas, Philippines. Their passionate craft to create all-natural and plant-based liqueurs was passed on from their great grandfather, Victorio Perez Lara, known as Maestro Torio, a skillful artisan and pioneering man.
When Maestro Torio lost his wife in the 1910s, he dedicated the remainder of his years to the service of the local Church starting, with Italian missionary priests from whom he gotten passion for European inspired liqueurs. He learned their craft of liqueur making using traditional Filipino distilled spirit made from coconut sap known as lambanog, and infused it with aromatic fruits commonly available in Philippines’ typical home backyards, which was a pioneering move towards food fusion between European and Filipino. He started his cold morning with a warm spiked coffee brew and retired at night with an after dinner drink made of lambanog infused with chico or kalamansi (instead of apple, pear or lemon).
In continuing Maestro Torio’s artisan legacy, the family’s 4th generation established ALDIO Food and Beverage in late 2017. But what made ALDIO liqueur truly special is the provenance of its all-natural and plant-based ingredients, all inspiring pieces of Philippine’s best, celebrated in every toast of each ALDIO Liqueur variant.
Now, ALDIO’s MISSION is, “to create excellence in its liqueur craft and to take serious pride in Philippine heirloom harvests” in line with the VISION to “become a socially responsible company that advocates sustainability and rural entrepreneurship”.
Aldio Liqueurs are crafted in small batches andinfused with natural aromatics delicately extracted from heirloom indigenous plants of the Philippines. This helps in promotion and preservation of some of these vanishing plant varieties.