The bond between the Cotarellas and the wine world originates in the Sixties, when Antonio and Domenico Cotarella, grape-growers in Monterubiaglio, built the first winery to produce their own wine.
The brothers Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella found the Wine Company Falesco in Montefiascone, in northern Latium, with the aim of recovering the old vine varieties in that area.
After many years of experimentation and study on the Roscetto vine variety, the production of Poggio dei Gelsi starts. It is a selection of EST!EST!!EST!!! which has given back its luster to a territory and a wine which had been unjustly forgotten.
The focus on a peculiar Merlot clone results in Montiano, which has won great acclaim since its release as one of the greatest and most innovative Italian reds, standing out for its elegance, precious aromas, great concentration and structure.
The passionate research, started twenty years back around the Roscetto variety, culminates with the advent of Ferentano, a wine which best expresses the potential and the richness of these grapes and this territory.
Falesco increases its assets with the acquisition of Marciliano Estate, about 260 hectares, lying on a wonderful hill south of Orvieto in the municipalities of Montecchio and Baschi. The grapes to produce Marciliano come from these vineyards and right there, on this territory in Umbria, the new Winery has been built.
Falesco successfully launches its new Tellus Syrah.
On its thirtieth anniversary, Falesco starts the production of Trentanni, an Umbrian Red Wine dedicated to its thirtieth anniversary since its foundation.
Riccardo Cotarella is appointed President of the Scientific Committee for the organization of the WINE pavilion - A taste of Italy at Milan Expo 2015.More
Ogrà generates from experimentations on the Syrah variety. It is a wine dedicated to the paternal grandmother Maria Grazia, called Nonna Grazia by her nieces but nicknamed in its abbreviation Ogrà by everyone else, like it’s common in our region.
With this project Falesco intends to widen the knowledge and curiosity about particular vine varieties, by creating tasting courses for in-depth understanding.
Montiano’s twentieth anniversary is fêted at Kiton, the New York boutique, with an extraordinary Vertical Tasting to be relished beside some famous Kiton design outfits to celebrate the Made in Italy in the world.
Dominga, Marta and Enrica, Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella’s daughters take over officially the company leadership.
The whole brand architecture, featuring now the name “Famiglia”, is restyled to mark the generational handover.
A new partnership comes to life from the synergy between people and their shared dreams. Since autumn 2018 Famiglia Cotarella has been assigned the task to tell and distribute the precious Zalto chalices in Umbria, Latium and Lombardy.More
Le Macioche Agricultural Estate is the latest to become part of the family. This acquisition is a dream come true and represents a great opportunity to enter a reference territory in the oenological international panorama i.e. Brunello di Montalcino territory.
Intrecci, the High-Quality Service Academy is inaugurated on December 17th, with the goal to train new experts in welcoming, able to combine the excellent preparation, great managerial skills with an essential share of warmth and empathy.
On its tenth anniversary, Tellus Syrah 2016 is released in the Italian market with a series of nine special labels designed by children. Part of the proceeds from the sales has been turned over to IRIS -The Association for the Prevention, Cure and Gynecologic Oncologic Research at Policlinico Gemelli in Rome.
A structure entirely dedicated to children and their families is born. It is a place where it is possible to restore the contact with nature in all its expressions, from the didactic garden to the direct contact with animals, sensory laboratories and outdoor sports.More