Lurisia Fonte S.Barbara comes from Mount Pigna at 4.800ft (1.460m) above sea level in an uncontaminated environment and far from possible sources of pollution.
Legend has it that at the beginning of the 1900's, one of the miners accidentally struck a spring provoking a flooding in the caves of Nuvolari. The water created a small lake and the miners realized the "miracle" qualities of the water. The news was spread over all the surrounding valleys and the Istituto Idrotermale di Lurisia (Lurisia Hydrothermal Spa) was established in the 1940's. The bottling and selling of mineral water was decided in the following years and alternative springs (Zucco Alto), near the original Santa Barbara Source were also used.
In addition to the classic Lurisia Fonte S.Barbara, recently the famous Italian design company Sottsass Associati created a new bottle with a simple and transparent figure, with delicate curves and details evoking the presence and essence of the Lurisia water. The new bottle called Lurisia Bolle & Stille was born and won "The Best Bottle in Glass 2009".