Family Karlić has a 50-year-old tradition in truffle hunting. One of the first truffle hunters in Istria was Ivan Rašpolić, the father of the company director, who passed on his passion for these underground fungi to his entire family. He began the truffle hunt in 1966 when the truffle sites in the Motovun Forest were intact and with very high yields. The largest white truffle site was found in the area of today’s Butoniga Reservoir. The construction of the lake destroyed large habitats of truffles, but still, the highest quality truffles from Istria originate from the forests surrounding today’s lake.