The Morgante Family: the origins
We are in the early years of the twentieth century.
Callisto Morgante is enlisted and sent to the battlefront during the first World War to fight against the Astro-Hungarian forces. During an attack at the trenches, he is hit by shrapnels from a grenade. Severely injured, after a long recovery time, he is discharged. During that time he met Mariannina Severini; they got married right after. Mariannina and Callisto, with very little money, bought a piece of land in the municipality of Allerona, together with some animals, seeds, vines and farmer tools to cultivate them.
Callisto started producing and selling wines together with the other products of the land. Callisto and Marianna had three sons: Antonio that became a doctor, Ugo that became an engineer and Alberto who, at the age of 17, quit his studies as soon as Callisto took him to Allerona in order to work the land and the vines together. Alberto then became a skilled winemaker and a great wine lover, carrying on the traditions of his father.
Alberto had three kids as well: Massimo, Manuela and Marco, that developed different professional paths. During that years, the vines were completely abandoned.
Nevertheless, the Morgante brothers’ common will was to resume Grandpa Callisto’s passion and to give “new life” to a land with a great history, already rich in such particular varieties. Massimo, together with his brothers, resumes the works and gives rise to what today is called Cantina Poggio Lupo