Generations of the De Lisio family have been dedicated to the same fine tradition, an overwhelming passion for one of the most noble trades of man: viticulture.
The magic of wine begins at the vineyard from which it takes life and form, thanks to the masterly intervention of man, following the dictates of time and earth.
Agricultural traditions and wisdom find just the right balance in combination with modern wine-making techniques to obtain a unique product with a strong personality. The passion of Generoso De Lisio and his loving management of the vineyard for over fifty years are the added value of this family company, which has renewed itself through the managerial work of his children, and of his grandson and current owner Emanuele Coscia, who trained at Francesco De Sanctis of Avellino’s Royal School of Viticulture and Oenology, and is assisted by a passionate expert winemaker in brings today’s labels to life.
Aglianico DOC ‘Generoso’ is named after the founder of today’s company. Outside the narrow circle of family and acquaintances, the name, as an adjective, also reflects the characteristics and peculiarities of the product and the Aglianico grape, unsparingly charitable, altruistic, magnanimous, conspicuous and relevant. This wine represents one of the milestones of the Delite winery, with its intense ruby red colour that draws out all the aromas provided by nature from a particularly fertile and generous territory.
This wine is dedicated to ‘Nonna Seppa’, great grandma Giuseppa of the De Lisio family, which, for over three family generations, has kept a vineyard on the hills of Montemarano, on land distinguished by its superlative soil qualities among the territories of the Campi Taurasini Controlled Designation of Origin (DOC) grape. Here, on the family vineyards, with great expertise and dedication, Nonna Seppa’s great-great-grandchild, Emanuele Coscia, cultivates a selection of the finest Aglianico grapes, producing a wine through a combination of traditional and modern techniques that brings out the all the uniqueness of this special wine territory.
On hills sloping down to the Calore river in the Chianzano District of Montemarano, in the Irpinia hinterland, kissed by the sun from sunrise to sunset, the family vineyard bestows this wine with unique qualities. With 100% Aglianico grape, making it a Taurasi, the wine takes on a particularly dark colour in the glass, and just as enigmatic aromas, offering a delicious bouquet of coffee, rhubarb, ink, rust, and hints of aromatic herbs, and an overall linear, pleasant, fresh, structured and soft tannin taste.
A wine that offers unique emotions with an evolved, mature elegance, full of complex tertiary and ethereal scents, Pentamerone is a particular measured interpretation of Taurasi. Its name is inspired by the eponymous literary work by the former governor of Montemarano, from 1626, Gianbattista Basile, which was labelled by philosopher Benedetto Croce as the oldest and richest collection of popular fairytales, and is known in English as ‘The Tale of Tales’.