After a few years, his two sons, Raffaele and Tommaso, joined him to help with the rapidly-growing business. Their success was built on the highest quality and reliability of service, which led to further growth as a wholesaler of various food products.
The Tiberino company became one of the most important in the town of Bari, and began trading across the Adriatic Sea with neighboring Albania. After the Second World War, Raffaele’s son, Nicola continued to develop the company’s capabilities as an importer-exporter of fine foods. In 1999 Nicola’s son Raffaele (named after his grandfather) further expanded the company’s capabilities by producing a new line of specialty foods based on the finest local ingredients.