The Colavita Pasta Company, or Industria Alimentare Colavita (IND.AL.CO. S.p.A.), was founded by the Colavita family in 1912 in the small hilltop town of Sant�Elia a Pianisi, about twenty miles to the east of Campobasso in the Molise region of Italy. Nestled away in lush, rolling landscapes and surrounded by wheat fi elds, the people of Molise have always held an unwavering respect for farming traditions. In this same spirit, the Colavita family drew upon the resources of their homeland to produce superb pasta using only 100% durum semolina, fresh mountain spring water and no salt or artifi cial ingredients. Their pasta soon became a favorite of the Molise region and generations later, this artisan product became available worldwide.