In 1990, after years of working closely with the fishing industry, Walter Alcalde had the vision, patience, and determination to embark on the ambitious enterprise known today as Esturiones del Río Negro (Sturgeon of the Black River). Mr. Alcalde and his sons pioneered what has now become the world’s best caviar producer; Black River Caviar.
Following in the footsteps of their visionary father, the Alcalde sons have built Black River Caviar with a focus on preservation and sustainability of the Sturgeon species as a means of producing the highest level of farmed caviar found anywhere. Pablo, Hugo, Javier and Roman Alcalde’s passion for sturgeon, combined with their leadership, have established Black River Caviar as the finest caviar in the world today.
Farming sturgeon is a family affair with members of the Alcalde family working in every aspect of production, intensely focused on consistency and sustainability so as to continue to tradition of producing generation after generation of world-class farmed caviar. Roman Alcalde says , “the caviar business is our way of life. It is the expression of who we are as a family. It is our purpose in life.”