The strengths are represented by the high quality of the processed product, not by chance the chestnut of Montella for its Excellent characteristics is a product so valuable as to obtain in 1987, 1st case in Italy, the recognition of the denomination of origin controlled (D.M. 5-12-87) converted, in 1992 by the European Union into a protected geographical identification with which it is desired to protect beyond the peculiarity and the typical nature of the production range.
The farm Malerba Castegne is closely linked to its territory with certified Productions P.G.I. On chestnut Groves conducted in the organic farming regime. The company is a member of the Board of the Consortium for the Promotion and protection of “chestnuts of Montella P.G.I.” in order to protect this product from fraud; This activity is made necessary if one considers that on the domestic and foreign markets are sold chestnuts indicated as “chestnuts of Montella” already in the month of September when the production of Montella which is notoriously late is still on the trees, This highlights the grossness, but also the extent of commercial fraud to the detriment of this typical production Irpina.