Antonino Alessi and his family left their native Sicily for the land of opportunity that was America. The location for the new residence was Tampa, a sleepy port city best known for its handmade cigars. At the age of 19, Antonino (Tony) was hired as a salesman by a big corporation, where he excelled right away. As time passed, Tony's prosperity persisted. But he was always looking ahead and knew he would have to make a choice. He was employed by a corporation where it was against the rules to hire family members. Tony gave up the safety of his job position to follow his dream and start Vigo Importing Company. In doing so, he demonstrated the same pioneering spirit that had brought his parents to America the previous generation, a spirit that is still evident at Vigo Importing today as it enters its third generation. Tony Jr. and Alfred Vigo, along with their father, transformed Vigo Importing Company from a small business with local and foreign sales to a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Vigo Importing Company is relatively out of date in today's world of corporate robbers and big multinational companies. We are still a family-run company that is acutely aware of the shifting demands of the market and wholly cognizant of the qualities that have helped us get this far: quality, innovation, and value. To create genuinely unique items at reasonable rates, we exclusively employ the finest and most recent ingredients. We look all over the world for fresh flavors and goods and work hard to bring them to you.
This pursuit led to the creation of the Alessi product line. The very best of traditional Italian cuisine is captured in these delicacies. Every aspect of Italian culture can be enjoyed and loved, from the sun-kissed hill tops of Sicily to the giant valleys of Tuscany. Even terms like White Balsamic Vinegar that the Italians haven't considered are signified by the Alessi label. We created a new art, and the Federal Government of the United States has granted us a patent for it. Make yourself into an Everyday Gourmet with Alessi.
In conclusion, they love gourmet food and made it their business at Vigo Importing Company. We also consider it seriously. We firmly believe that the quality and diversity of the food you consume enriches your life, and we commit to doing everything in our power to give you goods that make us happy.