At a very young age, Roberto Ascorti became acquainted with making pipes, his father, Guisseppe, also known as Peppino, worked at the former Caminetto. After completing the art academy and learning the trade from his father, he started his own workshop in the late 1970s. In the beginning he had help from his father, brother and wife Sylvana. His wife still assists him. His pipes still show North-Italian craftsmanship after all these years, but do have a modern and sometimes innovative jacket. His pipe very popular, because of the excellent quality.