Villa Massa was founded in 1991, with Zamora buying a 51% stake in 2006

Villa Massa was founded in 1991, with Zamora buying a 51% stake in 2006

Grupo Diego Zamora has taken full control of Italian lemon liqueur producer Villa Massa.

The group previously held a 51% stake in the Sorrento-based Villa Massa, purchased in 2006. Villa Massa will now be fully integrated into the Zamora portfolio after the Spanish firm bought the remaining stake from the Massa family.

Financial details were not disclosed.

"This acquisition is a result of the commitment made to the Massa family to invest in the traditional brand values, maintaining the brand identity and authenticity as an IGP Liquore di Limone di Sorrento, and growing the global vision of the company," said Zamora CEO Emilio Restoy.

Established in 1991, Villa Massa exports to around 50 countries, according to Zamora. Its portfolio includes traditional liqueurs from the Sorrento peninsula such as orange and mandarin liqueurs, the Sorrento walnut liqueur and limoncello cream.

In September, Zamora announced details of the launch of an annual, limited-edition bottle for its Licor 43 brand, designed to "celebrate Spanish identity through art".

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