Calvisius Caviar is produced in Calvisano, a small town in northern Italy where invaluable pure water sources support farming of the most prestigious species of sturgeon. Founded in the mid 1970s, Calvisius is one of the largest producers of farmed caviar in the world, supplying much of the high-end markets throughout Europe. The clean taste and high quality of their caviar is unique, as Calvisius is both farmer and producer, giving them control over every aspect of the sturgeons' life. Sturgeon is the common name referring to 25 different species of prehistoric fish. They have remained virtually unchanged since the earliest fossil records. Sturgeon are very slow-growing and long lived fish. In addition to providing a lean, high protein meat, its biggest value is its production of large eggs. Most sturgeon do not mature or begin their reproductive cycles until 10 years of age. At Calvisius each female sturgeon is tended to and cared for individually, and each caviar tins is labelled and traceable to the sturgeon it came from- traceability to the fullest extent.
What sets Calvisius apart is a combination of passion, environmental respect, cutting edge production methods and traditional techniques. Their long harvest season from October to April allows them to provide year round Malassol quality priemium caviar (Malassol is the Russian term for low in salt, usually below 4%).