The Caruso family’s winemaking tradition is rooted in the history of the land of Sicily. The vineyards and cellars are located on the westernmost side of the island between Mazara del Vallo and Trapani. Situated between 100 – 600 meters above sea level, the organic vineyards are planted to native grapes such as Nero d’Avola, Zibibbo, Insolia, Lucido, Grillo and Perricone. While the focus of most of their vineyard sites is on these native varieties – they have also dedicated plots, in collaboration with the Vite Vino Institute of Marsala, to the research and cultivation of long-forgotten, ancient varieties such as Cutrera, Dunnini, Nave, Oriddu, Recuno, Anonima, black Insolia, Vitarolo, Bracau, black Catanese, Lucignola, and Rucignola.

This idea of conservation and sustainability extends to all facets of winemaking at Assuli. They are members of SOStain Sicilia which aims to reduce the negative effects of viticulture on the overall ecosystem through measured performance according to these four parameters, AIR (carbon footprint compliance), WATER (water footprint), VINEYARD (impact on soil and water reserves) and LAND (socio-economic-cultural impact). Respect for the land and its traditions and history is the underpin of the daily work at Assuli.

  • ‘Fiordiligi’ – 100% Grillo
  • ‘Dardinello’ – 100% Zibibbo
  • ‘Carinda’ – 100% Insolia
  • ‘Lorlando’ – 100% Nero d’Avola