Antonio Biella, General Manager of Acqua S.Bernardo since 2015, helms the brand in Italy and in the new European and global markets.
An innovative flexible development strategy has seen the long-established mineral water company reprise its starring role on Italian and cosmopolitan tables.
S.Bernardo represents the perfect union of quality, tradition and elegance. Its source originates in the Maritime Alps, at a height of 1,300 m, in a healthy and uncontaminated environment. Known since 1926 for its lightness and excellent organoleptic characteristics, since the 1990s it has also been an expression of Italian design, thanks to its unmistakable "Gocce" bottle, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Still today an icon of style. Distributed in the retail, ho.re.ca and door-to-door channels, it is available in a complete range of formats in glass, aluminium and 50% and 100% recycled pet. Since May 2015 it has become part of the Montecristo Group. S.Bernardo: long all-Italian tradition of quality and style.
Montecristo Group was born from the union of two Italian families, for generations protagonists in the mineral water and beverage sector. In recent years, the Group has made important steps on the national market, with the acquisition in 2011 of Fonte Ilaria spa in Lucca and in 2012 of Fonti Di Posina spa in Vicenza. It has become one of the leading producers of carbonated and aseptic beverages specialized in private labels, and is active in distribution in all modern channels. Today it produces 550 million bottles, 105 million turnover, 4 plants and 220 employees.