The brothers Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella founded the winery Falesco in Montefiascone, Lazio, with the aim of recovering the ancient vineyards of the area.
After many years of trials and studies on a variety called Roscetto, it was born Poggio dei Gelsi, a selection of EST! EST!! EST!!! that has restored honor to a territory unjustly forgotten.
In 1990 our interest focused to a particular clone of Merlot gave life to Montiano: the most famous wine of Falesco that, for its elegance, precious aromatic and great concentration and structure, is acclaimed as one of the most large and innovative Italian red.
The exciting research path started twenty years ago around the varietal Roscetto and culminates with the advent of Ferentano: the label that best expresses all the potential of this grape.
Falesco enriches their assets with the acquisition of the farm Marciliano of 260 hectares, located on the hill south of Orvieto, in the municipalities of Montecchio and Baschi. In these vineyards grow up the grapes used to produce the Vitiano(s), Merlot Umbria and Marciliano, and this is the territory of Umbria where the new winery.
With the first vintage of Pomele, a sweet wine that stands out for its freshness and pleasure, started the process of development of another vine historically linked to the area of Lake Bolsena: Aleatico.
With this vintage was born RC²: a Sagrantino di Montefalco expressing the strong bond of Falesco to the Umbria region and welcomes the third generation of the Family Cotarella.
In the year of its 30th Anniversary, Falesco presents successfully the new Tellus Syrah, and starts the production of Trentanni, Red Umbria dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary since Falesco was founded.
In coincidence of the 150 Years of Italian Unification is realized Anita sparkling wine, made from grapes Aleatico. In the same year a new white, born from the meeting of Viognier vines and experimental ones, becoming part of The New Classics: Soente.
Dominga, Marta and Enrica, daughters of Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, start to manage the company. To communicate the generational shift Falesco redesigns its own logo, where it now appears the Family name.