Sicilians feel that food and how to prepare it, is a gift from God and some may not have this gift, but WE DO. Its a given. I have never heard of a bad Sicilian cook. Just doesn't happen as far as I know.
In my family, expertise in cooking goes back to my great grandfather Salvatore Patera who was a chef for wealthy people in Bagheria, I believe. If I am wrong on that, who is going to care anyway. Okay, I digress.
This is the label that the family saved from Grandpa Patera's family. The label, I suspect, is from the late 1800s. Did some research and found out the Patera family is listed in a history of Bagheria, Sicily. Salvatore Patera was in partnership with a Guiseppe Verdone. It ended and the above label was kept by Verdone when he took over. The new company is still in existence.