Giovanni Assante, one of the pioneers of artisan pasta, passes away

Giovanni Assante, CEO of Gerardo Di Nola, one of the pioneers of artisan pasta, died 2 days ago due to a sudden illness at the age of 71.

“Hand-crafted pasta is the embodiment of the sentiment of whoever produces it: it’s his soul, his culture, his sensibility to beauty and good; it’s the musicality of water, earth, fire and air,” said Giovanni Assante, the poet of artisan pasta, who died at the age of 71 due to a sudden illness. Assante, who made Gragnano the home of pasta with Gerardo Di Nola and his team, left Italy and the whole world gastronomy in sorrow, left his passion and poetry for artisan pasta inherited to the entire gastronomy industry.