Antonio Florio was born on February 2, 1966 in Cusano Mutri (Benevento), where he has always lived. He witnesses the tradition of “making” the vineyard and wine through the tale of his life story. It is a skill that in the Benevento Sannio is handed down from generation to generation. Today, the vines he cultivates were planted by his grandfather in the 1940s. Observing him in the vineyard fields, in their land, he learned the techniques of growing grapes, making wine, and also the ways of consuming wine which sanctioned moments of family communion.

Interview by: Rossella Galletti
Video by: Antonio Puzzi and Rossella Galletti. Video editing by: Anna Pallotta
Subtitle ita/eng by: Mariangela Bianco and Francesca Magnani
Document by: Rossella Galletti
Translation by: Francesca Magnani and Rossella Galletti
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 13-10-2021
Antonio Florio

Antonio Florio

Year: 02/02/1966
City: Cusano Mutri (BN)
Profession: Farmer
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

00:20 The family wineyard
01:33 Vines
02:23 Viticulture techniques
03:40 The wine of feast days
04:40 Demijohn, barrels and bottles
05:20 “Making” the wine
06:20 Ancient tradition

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Cusano Mutri (BN)
Altitude: 475 m s.l.m.

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