Every family has its own roots.

Brand Story

Falesco was born in Montefiascone, Lazio in 1979. Second generation brothers Renzo & Riccardo Cotarella take helm with the goal to rejuvenate native varieties of the region. In 1998, Vitiano was produced and becomes one of the best choices for Italian red in the States “No one makes better Merlot (not even France’s Michel Rolland) in Italy than Riccardo Cotarella.”— Robert Parker

In 2017, Dominga, Marta and Enrica, daughters of Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, officially took over management of Cotarella family Estates. Their aim was to tie the company’s identity to its native terroir and the family name – rebranding the estate’s historic ‘Falesco’ name to “Famiglia Cotarella”.


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