Type of company:
Manufacturer (own production)
As far as it is known from available documents, the Gamba family came to the Gardone area from Bergamasco in the first half of the 18th century.
Considering that a lot of famous families of barrel producers came to the chief town of Val Trompia during this time period, areas where there was important metallurgical activity, it seems safe to say that the Gamba family was originally from the Val Brembana and certainly already active in iron production.
The insertion of the Gamba family in the area surrounding Gardone followed quickly and completely and, on the 5th of June, 1748, Giuseppe Gamba di Giacomo married Maddalena Belleri.
Belleri was an ancient family of local gunsmiths, and the witnesses were Giuseppe Beretta (son of Ludovico) and Vincenzo Cominazzi.
The relationship with these famous families permitted the Gambas to build up blood ties with those who represented “the best of the best” in barrels production.
With these families we remember the marriage between Giuseppe Gamba and Giulia Bernardelli. (Giuseppe and Giacomo were, in the past, the most common names given to the sons of a family).
What followed is yesterday’s history. Today the continuity of the tradition is entrusted to Renato Gamba and his son Enrico Gamba.