The third generation, Antonio, Germano and Cornelia, has collected the legacy of their parents and the tradition of a family production, bringing the T.E.S.S.A.R.I wine in all continents, promoting the love for “tera” in the world.
The name “Grisela” In Monteforte d’Alpone and surroundings Tessari is one of the most common surnames. The various branches of the family are many and to distinguish each other was common to give nicknames.
Villa Brognoligo Villa Brognoligo is near Costalunga’s square, southern of the main street of the village, now called via Lazzaretto.
The House of Brognoligo The family Marassi or Marassini was already famous in Verona during the short domination of Carraresi, lords of Padua, before the city on the banks of Adige river submit himself to Venice.
A date with story in this article we dedicate to Azienda Tessari Aldo. Here’s the bottle and the label of Recioto di Soave which Aldo bottled in the 90’s.
Brognoligo’s Emblem The emblem representing us is the Marassini’s family one, a lineage from Vicenza who moved to Verona. The word Marassini comes from “marasso” a common snake in northern Italy.
Bianca and Aldo: mother and father Aldo, only son among six children, besides help his father in the vineyards, was laborer and smith: hard work but it helped him to improve the family business until he started to buy the first fields in 1957 in Costalta hill.
The “caneva” (tiny cellar) dug by grandpa Antonio was a small room just 24 meters wide. It took an entire summer to build it: inside the cellar he put two wooden barrels: 12 and 8 hectoliters. Only after a year he managed to build two concrete tanks, of 21 and 23 hectoliters each.