While the forefathers of the two branches of the family were traditionally wine producers, J&M have chosen to convert the profession of farmers and market gardeners into that of winemakers.
No choice has ever been more far-sighted and successful.
The strong family bonds, and the division of tasks and responsibilities can be clearly experienced in a superior quality wine.
Sebastiano Jasci was called “lu lattàre” (the milkman) because he was a cow breeder who delivered milk to the lunch tables of the people of Vasto every day.
Actually, the whole family was practising farming, dedicating themselves to table grapes and fruit trees.
This has been true until Sebastiano had the definitive enlightenment: Mindful of their ancestral tradition, he realized that their future would be wine.
Currently, mother Marchesani and father Jasci still have their eyes on the winery, while Nicola took the lead of the company.
His wife, Federica, takes care of the technical aspects of the wine production, while his sister-in-law, Teresa, handles the administration of the winery.
Determination and persistence are our only secrets.
We are sure that the philosophy of organic farming is still unexpressed in comparison to its potential.
Fifty years ago, this choice seemed to be suitable for alchemists or carbonarians (i.e., associates to the secret society “Carboneria”), but today many people recognise that we have been the pioneers of organic farming.
We had the ability to exploit the particular microclimate of Vasto, which is situated between sea and mountains.
J&M dedicated themselves to organic wine production as early as 1960.
They were ahead of the very idea of sustainable treatment, and in 1978 they received the official certification for their organic productions.
They were among the first Italian companies to reach such achievement.
Currently, the company’s vineyard extends over 33 hectares owned by our family and 7 more hectares in sharecropping.
Our vineyards are set up with row plants, the oldest of which dates back to 1953.
Our plants allow us to cultivate all the grapes independently and then vinify them in the winery, which operates with renewable energy.
Each vineyard produces a different type of grape.
Grape cultivated in the Sinello valley are used for saline and savoury white wines, while the clay soil of the hills of the mid-Vasto area produces the unique and sought-after Montepulciano Janù.
The secret of the production of this wine is the exposure and the temperature range of the Vasto hills.