It all started with a lemon
Our story begins in Italy, when Dr. Giuseppe Riso worked to obtain the aromas and active ingredients of the Sicilian lemon, which are abundant in this Mediterranean region.
With World War II, Dr. Giuseppe decides to move to Brazil, home to many Italians in the city of São Paulo.
He is fascinated by the opportunities in the country, especially with the tropical biodiversity that makes it possible to obtain active ingredients for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries.
With his experience in the sector, he founded Sanrisil, a pioneer company in plant extracts, present in the market for over 70 years.
Today, Sanrisil continues to be a family business under the management of the fourth generation of the Riso family, maintaining the values of respect for people and valuing the environment.