When “La Pietra Taurina soc. coop. ” born, it is not called “La Pietra Taurina” and it is not even a cooperative company. It is a family, a man and a woman who roll up their sleeves and work hard to get by. It is 1850 and the small family business begins to quarry the stone in Taurisano from where much of the stone of the whole South Salento comes from. The territory supplies Carparo, Tufo and Pietra Leccese and man extracts them, works them, uses them for churches, noble homes, prestigious buildings. At this time there are no machines: there are strong human hands, some work tools and a lot of effort.
A few years and five generations of workers have passed from the beginning of this story to today. The small family business has become a cooperative company with a more organized structure, latest generation machines and a range of action that reaches the whole of Europe. The starting point is always the same: Taurisano, from which products depart that will reach all the latitudes of Italy but also Europe. A lot of time and changes have passed. In the same way, the employees, the machines, the orders, the customer satisfaction followed one another. New orders by phone, then by email. The website, the handshakes, the thrill of always taking new steps forward.
Still today from the quarry of “La Pietra Taurina” stone blocks in the shape of a parallelepiped emerge, destined for transformation. From time to time they become coverings, counters, sinks and all finished objects destined for sale. They are blocks of Tufo, Carparo, Pietra Leccese and Pietra Taurina.