The choice of the company name Azienda Agricola Ponterotto was not accidental: it derives from the homonymous bridge “Ponte Rotto” that rises above the Calore river and that was built in Roman times to connect and make easier the commercial trade between the two regions of Campania and Puglia.
And it is on these ancient and historial lands, lapped by the river Calore that gives the same name to the town Calore part of municipality of Mirabella Eclano (Avellino) where, the main agricultural estate owned by the family, stands.
The determination of three brothers, Antonio, Gaetano and Maria Luisa Di Pietro who have proudly enhanced the lands inherited from their grandparents, who sacrificed al their life working away from home to make possible the purchase of the land. For the three siblings the land nowadays is a simbol of belonging and a link between them and their ancient rural roots.
And it is just from this idea that the family farm “Ponterotto srl” was born, built where the most famous vineyards in the world combined with the fascinating history. This entrepreneurial commitment, carried on with passion, aims to defend the autochthonous viticolture of the area and to revive the oldest and the best biotypes, protecting some varieties of wines such as Aglianico, Falanghina and Greco, whose origins date back to Greek colonization and Roman civilization.