Michele Ferrante Controne No-Soak Beans. Tender and naturally sweet, thin-skinned, heirloom Controne beans need no soaking and cook to perfection in a few hours. Controne is a small agricultural town in the southwestern Campania region of Italy. Michele Ferrante grows his Italian Ministry of Agriculture registered beans on a small production farm in Controne Italy. 10-Ounce vacuum sealed bag.