Castle Brands has said that it will become the exclusive distributor of Distillerie Franciacorta's Gozio Amaretto in the US. 

Castle Brands said today (12 December) that the deal gives the group access to a high quality amaretto brand. "We believe the time is right and there is consumer demand for a super premium amaretto," said Castle's COO, John Glover. 

Owned by the Gozio family, Distillerie Franciacorta is located in the area of Franciacorta, in the Italian Region of Lombardy. The group's export director, Mauro Piliu, said: "With its strong sales and marketing organisation in the U.S. market and its complementary premium brands, Castle Brands is the perfect home for Gozio Amaretto."