Glen Rock, NJ, June 26, 2018 – Fine wine importer Opici Wines welcomes Vinosìa Aziende Agricole from Campania to Opici’s growing Italian portfolio. Though briefly in the U.S. with various other importers, Vinosìa will now be carried exclusively by Opici Wines. The launch will be backed by a multi-year sales and marketing plan developed in tandem with New York City-based Three Tier Partners (TTP), with roll-out due to go into effect this summer.
Vinosìa is a collection of seven wines, each showcasing Campania’s native vines. The winery was established in 2004 by owner/winemaker Luciano Ercolino. Ercolino was one of the founding family members of Campania’s Feudi di San Gregorio estate, before selling his stake in 1999 ahead of launching Vinosìa.
Reversing traditional thinking, Ercolino decided on the wines he wished to make, then selected the ideal sources to do so. Several of the wines are single vineyards, because those plots express qualities unique to the Campania region and its native grape varieties. Today, a total of 300 acres are under cultivation, of which one-third are estate-owned, with the balance under direct management and long-term contracts. All vineyards are in the process of transitioning to organically grown fruit, with certification expected in 2020. Care is taken to minimize carbon emissions in all areas, including in the gravity-fed winery in Paternopoli, a village in the heart of Aglianico country.
“Opici Wines is delighted to start its affiliation with Vinosìa and Campania’s blue-chip vintner Luciano Ercolino. Vinosìa perfectly corresponds to the Opici criteria of importing and marketing wines that reflect the best a region has to offer: wines that are traditional, regional and relevant to today’s U.S. market.” – Opici Wines Managing Director Don Opici.
Opici Wines is pleased to present the seven wines detailed below. High-resolution bottle shots for the two wines highlighted in grey are attached.
- Falanghina, Beneventano IGT: 100% Falanghina — $15 SRP
- Fiano di Avellino DOCG “Le Grade”: 100% Fiano di Avellino — $18 SRP
- Greco di Tufo DOCG “L’Ariella”: 100% Greco di Tufo — $18 SRP
- Neromora Irpinia Aglianico DOC: 100% Aglianico — $17 SRP
- Rosato, Irpinia Rosato DOC: 100% Aglianico — $15 SRP
- Taurasi DOCG “Santandrea”: 100% Aglianico — $35 SRP
- Taurasi DOCG Riserva “Rajamagra”: 100% Aglianico — $45 SRP
Currently available in NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, DC and VA, Vinosìa wines will continue to roll out throughout 2018, to include TX, FL, MA, ME, WA, NV, OR, CA and IL.
“We see a lot of potential in Campania as a region, and are proud to represent such a prestigious winemaker as Luciano Ercolino with Vinosìa. The addition of Vinosìa helps solidify our place as a national importer of fine wines and craft spirits and strengthens our already highly regarded Italian estate portfolio. That Italian portfolio currently includes fine wine producers such as Carpineto, Cesari and Viberti, among many others.”
– Matt Johnson, Opici Wines, Senior Vice President of National Sales
Three Tier Partners (TTP), founded by Andrea Vitolo and David Pinzolo, will work closely with Opici Wines to position and build the Vinosia brand in the US market. The plan will rely on both extensive market presence to support the Opici Wine sales organization, as well brand participation in high-profile consumer-oriented events, such as the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen (CO).
Opici Wines is an importer and producer of fine wines and artisanal spirits from around the globe. The portfolio consists of nearly 50 brands and is available nationally through distributor partners. Founded in 1913 by Joseph Opici and his wife Esther, and re-established in 1934 upon the repeal of Prohibition, management of the company is today in the capable hands of fourth-generation family member Don Opici.