A Taste of a Great Story
Our story begins with the journey of Vicente Franceschi Vicentelli, who arrived to Venezuela in 1828 from Corsica, France. Vicente settled in Carúpano, State of Sucre, a remote place where he would soon begin to forge his bond with our cacao.
Almost two centuries later, Vicente's passion resulted in a family business vigorously dedicated to conserving the world's finest cacaos and commercializing exquisite chocolates.
Vicente founded Hacienda San José in 1830, where today, the best Criollo cacaos in the world can be found, thanks to the intense research work begun by the fifth generation of the family in the early 90s.
By 2010, Franceschi Chocolate was born, by the hand of the sixth generation of the family, filled with their boundless desire for innovation, with their processing center and staff trained—both physically and spiritually—to achieve the correct perception of the distinctive personality of each cacao variety.
An Inspiring Company
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For the most demanding chefs in the world, we created this selection of fine baking chocolate. The flavors of Franceschi Chocolate will enhance your gastronomic creations, pastries, and sweet confections.
Amuse your customers with an unforgettable taste and distinguished ingredients from the first bite.
Explore the flavors and aromas gathered in each Franceschi Chocolate bar. Indulge your palate with our unique fine chocolates made with Trinitario-type cacaos.
Join us in a sensory experience and discover the unique tastes of our recipes, where Franceschi Chocolate is the principal ingredient.
For Chocolate Lovers
We want to expand your business' possibilities by helping you create chocolate in your own style.
We give you access to a repertoire of recipes and options to cover your needs, as well as our technical support and expertise.
Give your customers a unique experience with your creations.
Sustainability and transparency have always been essential pillars of our work to guarantee our chocolate lovers taste an authentic bean-to-bar experience.
Our plantations are free of pesticides and agrochemical products, and our seeds are non-modified. We are continuously striving to maintain balance and minimize the environment's impact.
We have 100% traceability of our operations, with direct contact with farmers, producers, and local distributors.
We are committed to our cocoa suppliers by providing technical support and resources to improve their facilities, always in compliance with the company's ethical principles.
Our chocolates' unique aromas and flavors celebrate the work at the origin and the exceptional care in the journey from tree to bar.
Since 1830, six generations of the Franceschi family have built a company that adapts and evolves to unceasing challenges. We rely on the people that have embarked on this journey with us.
Our people are our priority. We develop their talents to boost their growth and success.
We foster strategic alliances to support our partners, empower the communities, and enhance our environment.