There used to be around 26 sturgeons species in the world and Baerii is one which has been imported from Siberia to be farmed in France. France had its own sturgeons, Sturio specie, fished in 19th century for its meat. During the Bolshevik Revolution, Russian aristocracy has migrated to France and brought with them their taste for roe. It was during the Roaring Twenties that the caviar was considered as one of the finest dishes ever.
From 20th century, caviar became so famous and prices increased significantly, resulting in overs-fishing wild sturgeon species.
In order to protect the wild Sturio specie, sturgeon from Siberia had been initially imported as the best sturgeon specie able to be farmed in pure water.
Sustainably-grown sturgeon from the crystal-clear streams of Périgord Noir in France, where fresh, clear and calcareous water creates the perfect natural environment and using artisan techniques without any medication, Caviar Perle Noire honours the human heritage of the Region where the gastronomy is passed down from one generation to the next.