Pisco is the liquor obtained exclusively from the distillation of recently fermented “pisco grapes”, produced in the Departments of Lima, Ica (Ica, Chincha, Pisco), Arequipa, Moquegua and the Locumba, Sama and Caplina valleys in the Department of Tacna. Its name comes from the Quechua word (language of the Incas) Pisku that wants to say “avecilla” or ” small bird “. In Ica’s department, lived more of two thousand years ago, a group of potters of the culture Paracas that were prominent for their ceramics, they were named Piskos. Already in the empire of the Incas, the containers to store drinks, even the alcoholic ones, acquired this name. Of this form, with the arrival of the Spanish the production of the unmatured brandy of grape from ends of the 16th century was stored in Piskos, acquiring then the alcoholic liquid the name of the packing.
The Pisco forms part of the tradition of Peru and it is a symbol of “peruanidad”. On the coast of Peru a valley is located, a river, a port and a city called, from beginnings of the Viceroyalty, Pisco. The linking of the Pisco with the geography and the peruvians toponymy are indisputable. The Pisco, traditional drink of Peru, and ” flagship product ” offers today to the world its quality of old lineage and own roots.