“I lead a workshop, not a factory. My pipes are artworks. They are the result of passion, imagination and handcraft work.” ~ Carlo Scotti
Castello Pipes (or “Pipa Castello” in Italian) began in 1947 in Fossano, a town in northern Italy. The passion of artisan maker, Carlo Scotti, Castello heralded the rebirth of the Italian pipe. Each of Castello’s pipes are crafted from the crème de la crème of available briar and fitted with a hand-cut lucite stem. Always made by hand, Castello pipes are available in a wide variety of shapes and finishes, from smooth and elegant to rough and rusticated.
Closely related in several languages to “castle,” Castello Pipes is now helmed by Carlo Scotti’s daughter, Savina, and her husband, Franco Coppo. Preserving the elegant “art object” nature of Carlo Scotti’s designs, along with the dedication that grew this tobacconist’s dream into a premium pipe brand recognized around the world, Savina and Franco Coppo ensure that the dedication to craft and passion of their patriarch is preserved in each and every Castello pipe.