This artisinal product is obtained from working with freshly picked vegetables and produced without added colorants or preservatives. The Belfiore family has been farming since the 1800s. Their farm, the Azienda Mirogallo, is on 70 acres of land in Lucania, which is in the southern portion of Basilicata. Agriculture has long played a major role in this region despite its rugged mountainous terrain, scarce water supply and dry weather. The Belfiore family, father, mother, and three sons, tend not only to the pepper plants but grow fruits, almonds and vegetables to take to the local market. Their special crop is a regional heirloom variety of thin-skinned pepper.