In the 1960s, grandfather Gaspare Di Trapani, who inspired our Gadì – sparkling wine of Catarratto – grew grapes in the family estate in the Alcamo Doc area, precisely in Partinico, in the province of Palermo. Later, in the 1980s, the company project with my father Antonino Cossentino was born. With his eyes always looking forward, my father dedicated his life to improve the family estate, full of vineyards, peach and cherry orchards at that time.
The choice to convert the land to the production of wine grapes was natural, spontaneous. Like the choice to plant French vine varieties, popular at that time, such as Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay, alongside Catarratto, the native vine that has always had a special place in our estate, as in our heart.
Even before the Cossentino brand was born, my father’s thoughts turned to the agricultural part, to make the right choices for the land and the environment. In fact, thanks to my father’s foresight, since the mid-1990s we have been able to qualify for the certification of organic viticulture. We have been among the first in Sicily to make this sustainable choice, and we are proud of it.