A celebration of mosaic art with Orsoni Venezia and Brugal

Celebrating the Third Edition of Brugal’s Global Artist Series, the Dominican rum brand has partnered with Orsoni Venezia 1888, the historic Venetian mosaic furnace, to create a stunning collection of 18 handmade bottles that embody the essence of both rum production and the art of mosaic…

old wooden library shelf in the orsoni mosaic library with bottle decorated in mosaic tiles

At the heart of this remarkable partnership lies a deep-rooted commitment to preserving heritage and upholding the values of family craftsmanship. Orsoni Venezia 1888, founded in the same year as Brugal, has been a beacon of artistic excellence in the realm of mosaic art, while Brugal’s expertise in rum production spans over a century, a testament to its unwavering dedication to its craft. Together, they bring forth a limited-edition collection of Brugal 1888 bottles, each one meticulously crafted using Orsoni Venezia 1888’s iconic mosaic technique.

mosaic artist working on a portrait in mosaic tiles on a bottle

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This collaboration tells the story of two visionary founding fathers, separated by thousands of kilometres, yet united by their passion, innovation and unwavering commitment to their crafts. Brugal and Orsoni Venezia 1888 embody the essence of a family’s mastery, its ability to adapt to change and the constant quest for excellence. These shared values have shaped both brands, allowing them to carve out a unique place in the worlds of rum and art.

The pinnacle of this collaboration is the extraordinary golden bottle aptly named ‘Liquid Gold’. This masterpiece will be showcased and auctioned by Bolaffi, a renowned institution in Turin, in September 2023. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation, a prestigious Venetian centre dedicated to musical and musicological research. The foundation’s noble mission of promoting music culture aligns perfectly with the spirit of this collaboration.

bottles covered in gold and coloured mosics in the orsoni venezia 1988 workshop

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The funds raised will be utilised for the restoration of a remarkable collection of portraits depicting famous musicians, breathing new life into these timeless works of art. This act of philanthropy showcases the deep-rooted commitment of Brugal and Orsoni Venezia 1888 not only to their respective crafts, but also to the broader artistic community.

The Brugal Global Artist Series’ Third Edition goes beyond the realms of rum production and delves into the captivating world of mosaic art. Through this collaboration, the intricate beauty and craftsmanship of mosaic take centre stage, weaving together the stories of two brands and their enduring legacies. Each bottle in this collection is a unique piece of art, symbolising heritage, family craftsmanship and a shared passion for excellence.

As we raise our glasses to celebrate this milestone collaboration, let us also raise awareness for the power of art to transcend boundaries and bring communities together. Brugal and Orsoni Venezia 1888 have showcased that art, whether in the form of rum or mosaic, can create lasting impressions and enrich lives. In this mosaic of creativity, Brugal’s rum and the art of mosaic merge seamlessly, creating a masterpiece that will be cherished for generations to come.

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