The story

O ur company was born over fifty years ago, thanks to Donato Petito and Emanuela Cicchiello. From the slopes of Mount Vulture to the Ofanto river, through the homonymous land, evolves our company; in all 100 Ha, between the cultivation of cereals such as wheat, barley, oats, favus, forage , medical herbs and about fifty Olive tree, from which we produce the Extra virgin Oil from Vulture D.O.P..

Then there are 2 Ha of vineyard, planted more than two years ago: a vineyard which is in the midst of its strength and that gives us a raw material of high quality. 2 Ha that are divided between Aglianico del Vulture, Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata and Moscato The Aglianico del Vulture, the main Vineyard of this area, is a very ancient red-berry variety , the most ancient of Italy, imported by Greeks and earlier named “Ellenico”. This type of grapes has found in this land the perfect conditions to develop all his strength and peculiarities. And it is exactly the Monte Vulture the X-factor that makes this wine unique in the world. Our inactive volcano for nearly lots of years , made this territory unique and with its lava castings it has stratified what now we can admire. This layers donate to the ground the diversities that change: from clayey, to calcareous and tufaceous. Exactly that last one has an enormous function for the annual vital cycle of the vineyard. It is a very long cycle which begins in the first months of the year and it ends at the end of October or the beginning of November. In the hottest seasons the volcanic tuff has a very important function, it feeds the plant with the minerals salts. So we can affirm that the most important characteristic of our land lies in the “TUFO CHE ALLATTA” (in the breast feeding-tuff). In addition to the Aglianico del Vulture, we cultivate and produce also one of the limited varieties of white-berry vineyard of the area, the Malvasia di Basilicata. This type of grapes has found in this land the perfect conditions to develop a very complex product.