The Colli di Lapio company of Romano Clelia was born in 1994 in the small town of Arianello in the municipality of Lapio; a company characterized by great personality and very high quality.
The town of Lapio is located in the Avellino area in the beautiful Campania region; a municipality in which very interesting and territorial wines are produced, which included two appellations DOCG (Denominazione d'Origine Controllata e Garantita). The white wines are represented by the appellation Fiano di Avellino DOCG with the Fiano grape while the reds are based on the Aglianico grape in the appellation Taurasi DOCG.
Lapio is located at 480 m above sea level and enjoys a dry and windy climate; in particular, the Arianiello hill rises above the Calore valley, wherein the Franciscan Convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli, already in the 1700s it was very famous for the Fiano grape.
It was here that Romano Clelia decided to found Colli di Lapio, a company that today has made an important national and international reputation for its quality wines, linked to the traditions of the territory. Traditions are also carried on by the children, Carmela and Federico who participate with great enthusiasm.
The vineyards of the company extend for about 6 hectares, between the localities of Arianello, Stazzone, and Scarpone, some even reaching altitudes of 550 m; the soils are quite mixed with volcanic, clayey, and limestone presences.
Another peculiarity that distinguishes Colli di Lapiois the production of the Greco grape. This wine derives from the Greco di Tufo DOCG appellation, where Tufo not only represents the name of the city but also the special type of soil present, that is the tuffaceous rock of volcanic matter from previous eruptions. This soil is what makes the wine special and distinctive.