About us / Our history

A journey of passion and responsibility

The most significant milestones in our journey:

  • 1925

    1925

    Pastificio Nosari is founded in Piadena (CR).

  • 1978

    1978

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

  • 1999

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Today

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