The numerous aromatic plants that go into the recipe of Antica Formula are extracted by hot infusion or cold extraction methods handed down through the centuries, depending on the raw material. These methods, along with the recipe itself, constitute the secret of this product.The process is extremely precise and lengthy (some of the botanical ingredients require months of processing). Once the various plants and herbs have been put together, they undergo a refining stage which can last for several months. This is so that they can blend together properly and release all their fragrance and aromatic intensity. Finally, after the product has gone through the various quality control stages, it is ready for bottling. The old and original Carpano recipe combines the traditions of the historic Turin company with the centuries-old skill of Branca in the selection, composition and processing of the raw materials: the high level of technological innovation applied in the production process respects traditional methods of production, infusion and extraction. Still today, in keeping with Carpano tradition, there are only three people who share the secret behind the production and recipe of this product, one of these being the President of Fratelli Branca Distillerie himself, Niccolò Branca.