A bit of history
The idea behind this unique rice comes from Domenico Bernascone who, thanks to the passion passed on to him by his grandfather, who cultivated Razza77 in Tornaco in the 1950s, become a commercial agent and a cereal broker in the 1980s. The beginning of the project allowed him to honour his grandfather’s memory. To help him in this beautiful story, two friends and rice producers joined the venture: Fabrizio Rizzotti, at the head of the rice farm Riso Rizzotti of Cascina Fornace, carries on with great commitment and dedication 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.
Silvio Nai Oleari is the owner of the Azienda Agricola Nai Oleari of Tornaco, a family-run company founded around the 1950s and now at the third generation of rice producers. Nai Oleari is today 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.