“Love, that moves the sun and the other stars”

2021 marked the 700th year of the death of the great poet Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language and one of the most famous poets of history. His most important narrative poem, the “Divine Comedy”, is widely considered the greatest literary work in the Italian language, a source of inspiration for other important writers to follow like Boccaccio and Petrarch. Dante is widely cited as a direct source of influence on writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton and Alfred Tennyson, and continues to be read and studied to this day.

Father of the Italian language

To commemorate the Poet, Pietro Beretta Custom Atelier created a one of a kind, intricately engraved SL3 EELL that draws from Dante's masterpiece, the “Divine Comedy”.


A tribute to the divine comedy

A team of four engravers, led by Master Luca Casari, were inspired by some of the most significant verses of the Divine Comedy to adorn the receiver: over 800 hours of engraving. The techniques used were: hammer and chisel, burin, gold inlay plus enamelling.


The journey from hell to heaven

To frame the scenes inspired by the Divine Comedy, Beretta engravers used English deep scroll flowers and gold-inlayed blossoms. For the metal-inlay, yellow gold, green gold and copper were used.


The divine case

To embellish this unique model is the hand-made gun case made of top-quality leather for the outside (brown color) and a soft velvety fur inside, all adorned with a starry sky with the inscription “And then we went out see the stars again".