Ars Italica Oscietra Imperial

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  • Species: Oscietra sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
  • Origins of the species: Caspian Sea
  • Size of the fish: medium-sized, can weigh from 20 to 60 kg (44 to 132 lbs)
  • Roe diameter: larger than 3 mm
  • Color: light brown to beige, with a golden hue and warm amber tones
  • Texture: velvety, firm
  • Character: complex, exceptional and persistent
  • Aromatic notes: hazelnut, butter, sea urchin 

Flavor notes: a rich, nutty, creamy flavor so prized that it sets the standard in caviar. Golden Imperial is available to the US market in very limited quantities, with a seductive round umami flavors of pine nuts, fresh pecans, light aromas of hazelnuts, and a touch of seafoam brine. 

All grades of our Oscietra deliver the most complex flavor profile of all caviars, with a long, delicate and distinctive finish.

Recommended combination: Serve on blinis, boiled potatoes, oat cakes or unsalted water crackers to let Oscietra’s beautiful complexity reign. Serve with the best cuvée champagne or premium Franciacorta.

Time required to harvest: 9 to 11 years 

Shelf life: 90 days, unopened, from ship date

Ceremonial original tins, sizes 500 gr, 1Kg, 1.8Kg available for special order. Require one week advance notice. Email us at

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Sergio Papadopolo
Excellent as usual

My wife and I are always pleased with our purchases from Calvisius!

Kendall Minter


Jaclyn Hunt
Fresh, clean, delicious

One of the best caviar's my husband and I ever experienced.

Deborah P.
Lovely Little pearls of Deliciousness

It's been many years since I've enjoyed fabulous caviar. For so long it was a sustainability issue. It's nice to know you're there. The first thing I did was roast thin slices of purple potatoes in the oven. Then a small smear of creme fraiche and that yummy caviar. Followed by a delicious creamy 60% dark chocolate bar with a dollop of caviar. I love that combination it's so yummy with great champagne. So yes met all my Expectations for my Birthday. I really appreciate it.
I'll be back!

Michael Jones
Amazing flavor

pricey comparatively but amazing quality and taste.