Delite wines, the new generation

Emanuele Coscia, the new face of the Taurasi of Montemarano

The De Lisio generations do not betray the old family tradition; an overwhelming passion for one of man’s most noble professions: the vineyard. The magic of wine begins in the vineyard, whence it comes to life and takes shape thanks to the masterful work of man who knows and follows the dictates of time and earth. There is no certainty about the origins of the Aglianico grape variety, it could be Etruscan or Greek, hence the name Hellenico, and therefore arrived with the first Greek colonists who founded Cuma. Instead, it could be part of the large Aminea family that Pliny talks about. The first mention is found in a document from 1520 of the Caetani Archive describing a maxaria by Giulio Antonio d’Acquaviva d’Aragona, Count of Conversano, located in Naples on the hill of Poggioreale, comprising 26 bushels of land “shrubland and planted with Aglianic Latin vines “: this is the state of research of the first mention of Aglianico and, of no less importance, the clarification that it is a Latin grape variety. Historical and literary evidence of the presence of this grape can be found in Horace, who sang the qualities of his native Venosa and his excellent wine. Aglianico is a difficult grape variety with a natural vegetative delay of 40-50 days and therefore subjected to numerous meteorological risks. With the harvest in October, there is talk of viticulture in the cold. In Irpinia there are often 4 ° – 6 ° C differences compared to the coast, from which the Monti del Partenio and the Terminio clearly separate it. A well-managed Aglianico in the vineyard, properly vinified and aged in the cellar, if the cork holds and the bottle is well preserved, for its natural longevity. it can be appreciated even after several decades.

Emanuele Coscia has realized his grandfather’s dream by creating a cellar that has been able to find the right synthesis between past and present for three wines with an elegant and peculiar bouquet

Cantine Delite wines winner at Radici del Sud 2019

Nonna Seppa Campi Taurasini Doc 2013

First place overall by the Wine Buyers jury and second position ex aequo as ordered by the judges of the Wine Writers in the “Aglianico” category.

Pentamerone Taurasi Docg 2012

First place overall in his category, as ordered by the Wine Buyers jury, and second place won by the Wine Writers judges. Obviously Aglianico in purity, worked for a few years in steel, wood and bowl. Alcohol content of fifteen degrees.


Emmente – Irpinia Rosato Doc Biologico

Produced in Montemarano, in the youngest plot of the Chianzano district, Emmente our Organic Irpinia Rosato Doc is 100% Aglianico harvested by hand in boxes. Vinified in white from Aglianico grapes, cold maceration for 3 hours and fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature for a very long time. Aging in steel then at least three months in the bottle. Bright claret pink, tending to ruby. It is characterized by an intense aroma of red apple, strawberries, berries. The taste is concentrated, fresh with a pleasantly long and spicy finish. Ideal in combination with aperitifs, sushi, tomato-based summer dishes and fish tartare.



Pentamerone – Taurasi DOCG

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’.


Nonna Seppa – Campi Taurasini DOC

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.



Generoso – Irpinia Aglianico DOC

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.


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