About us / Our history

A journey of passion and responsibility

The most significant milestones in our journey:

  • 1925


    Pastificio Nosari is founded in Piadena (CR).

  • 1978


    The IRIS brand was created, with the aim to promote agricultural products grown with the organic method by the IRIS Agricultural Cooperative.

  • 1999


    The IRIS Cooperative establish A.S.T.R.A. Bio S.r.l., its commercial branch dedicated to the management and marketing of IRIS brand products.

  • 2005


    The IRIS Cooperative takes over the Nosari pasta factory and runs it for a few years, later transferring its management to A.S.T.R.A. Bio.

  • 2016


    In order to meet the need for a more advanced production facility, capable of responding promptly to the ever-increasing needs of customers, the IRIS Cooperative inaugurates the A.S.T.R.A. Bio pasta factory in Casteldidone (CR).

  • 2021


    Germinal Group, a leader in the organic world for 40 years, decided to join A.S.T.R.A. Bio, its baby food supplier for years. This acquisition proved to be strategic for both companies, in the creation of important commercial synergies always under the banner of a profound attention to quality and sustainability.

  • 2024


    Even today, the IRIS Cooperative exclusively supplies the raw materials used for the production of IRIS pasta, known and appreciated all over the world.