Amaretto di Caposele is a traditional Italian liqueur that originates from the Campania region in southern Italy. It is specifically produced in the towns and communes of Caposele, Calabritto, and Lioni, which are located in the province of Avellino. This liqueur is made using a unique recipe that has been passed down through generations.

The production of Amaretto di Caposele involves the use of bitter almonds, sugar, and alcohol. The bitter almonds are crushed and mixed with sugar to create a paste, which is then combined with alcohol to extract the flavors. This mixture is left to rest for a certain period of time to allow the flavors to develop. After the resting period, the liqueur is filtered and bottled.

Amaretto di Caposele has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status, which ensures that it is produced according to specific specifications and traditional methods. The liqueur must contain a minimum of 20% alcohol by volume and must be made using bitter almonds from the Campania region. The use of artificial flavors or additives is strictly prohibited.

One popular way to enjoy Amaretto di Caposele is by using it as an ingredient in desserts. One Traditional Recipess is the Amaretto di Caposele Tiramisu. This dessert combines layers of ladyfingers soaked in coffee and Amaretto di Caposele, with a creamy mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs, and sugar. Another recipe is the Amaretto di Caposele Biscotti, which are almond-flavored cookies that are perfect for dipping in coffee or enjoying on their own.

Sources:
– “Amaretto di Caposele” – www.amarettodicaposele.it
– “Amaretto di Caposele” – www.prodottitipici.campania.it