- Francesco Caselli, 1835-1907
- Galdino Caselli, 1881-1966
- Francesco Caselli, 1904-1977
- Marco Rinaldi, 1947-2008
Distilleria Caselli was established in 1860 thanks to FRANCESCO CASELLI. From the beginning it was mainly a drugstore that produced countless goods. The liqueurs at the time were produced in the rooms on ground floor and in the cellars of Palazzo Caselli in the old town centre of Sassuolo.


When, at the beginning of the twentieth-century, GALDINO CASELLI took-over the business, he turned it even more into a Distillery. As a liqueur connoisseur, he very skilfully created different types of spirits and liqueurs and the most famous became "Elisir all’anice stellato" (star anise Elixir), later named "Sassolino".


From the beginning of the twentieth-century, the "Sassolino Caselli" liqueur has received very important awards at International events.
Gold medal - International Exhibition ROME 1924
Gold medal - International Exhibition PARIS 1924
Gold medal - International Exhibition TRIPOLI 1927
Gold medal - International Exhibition BOLOGNA 1929


Distilleria Caselli scrupulously conserves various labels and bottles of historic liqueurs. The oldest date back to the end of the nineteenth-century.