Like most great legends, the origins of Tuaca are a little unclear. During the Renaissance Era, the liqueur was supposedly created for Lorenzo the Magnificent, an Italian ruler, who was a patron to Michelangelo and Botticelli. During World War II, American servicemen stationed in Livorno, Italy discovered Tuaca's unique flavor. They searched for the brand upon return to America, but were unable to find it. Then in the late 1950's, Tuaca came to the United States. Today, Tuaca's distinctive taste is still crafted as it always has been, by the Tuoni family in Italy.