About us - Peduzzi's Family
In 1924 Gaetano Sergiacomo, maternal grandfather of the current proprietors Gianluigi and Maria Stefania Peduzzi, and the son of famous millers who worked in the Vestina area, decided to part ways with the family and the milling business and established the pasta factory “Pastificio Gaetano Sergiacomo” in Penne. Since then “Tanuccio’s” pasta has always been considered the best and has received wide acclaim from outside Abruzzo too. In 1896 Settimio Peduzzi was born, the youngest of seven children. In Abruzzo the very fi rst sparkling water plant was established; Peduzzi soda would be defi ned as the “champagne” of Abruzzo. In 1981, Piero Peduzzi, father of the current Proprietors, decided to try producing homemade whole-wheat pasta, which due to technical reasons could not be legally produced in Italy, as well as the traditional pasta, but with the use of bronze dies, so that the pasta could hold the sauce better. Due to the type of product, that many considered rustic, and to mark a turning point in the company’s history, the pasta factory’s new name became: Rustichella d’Abruzzo s.n.c. di G. Sergiacomo & C.