When the Amoretti family launched their first collection of vases and chargers in 2006, they had been living in Mexico for only four years. A year later, the four brothers and their mom, Anna, introduced a hand-painted ceramic collection in New York at the Gift Show. Copper cookware (thanks to the intuition of Dean & Deluca) and glassware (thanks to Neiman Marcus) collections followed. The pieces blend Italian tradition with the best Mexican craftsmanship. “They’re elegant and with personality but, at the same time, very natural,” says Andrea Amoretti, the eldest brother.
The hammered copper cookware has family connections too. “My mom is from Southern Italy, and copper cookware is very common there,” he says. “I love the idea that you can cook a meal in our copper pots and then place that same beautiful pot on the table for everyone to share.”
The cookware is hammered by copper masters to reach the desired shape; handcrafted bronze handles and an inside tin layer makes each piece feel like a work of art.
Hammered copper cookware is the best of the best for cooking: ever since it first appeared in sumptuous Renaissance courts, it has always been the ‘queen of pans’, perceived in the collective imagination of western civilization as an exclusive object, an instrument packed with historical significance.