A bit of history
The continued cultivation of this unique Razza77 rice comes from Domenico Bernascone, thanks to the passion passed on to him by his grandfather. It was his grandfather who first cultivated Razza77 in the 1950s.
The beginning of the project allowed him to honour his grandfather’s memory. To help him tell this beautiful story, two friends and rice producers joined the venture: Fabrizio Rizzotti, owner of rice farm Riso Rizzotti of Cascina Fornace. Rizzotti carries on with great commitment and dedication to the Razza77 project, encouraged not only by the desire to continue an ancient tradition but also by an authentic passion for this product and for the territory.
And the second partner was Silvio Nai Oleari owner of the Azienda Agricola Nai Oleari of Tornaco. Nai Oleari is a family-run company founded around the 1950s and now at the third generation of rice producers. Today it is at the head of a “rice family” that operates throughout the territory of the Bassa Novarese.
After decades of oblivion, the Razza77 rice has finally returned to the table of those who retained its memory and many others.