The Casella winery was founded in 1960 in Friuli, when Francesco began to devote himself with great commitment to viticulture. His son Lino, today at the helm of the new Albana di Prepotto winery, made the leap in quality by modernising the management of the vineyard and oenological practices. Over the years Lino has dedicated himself in particular to indigenous vines, cultivating and recovering old vineyards that risked dying off after fifty years of abandonment. The enhancement of the mythical terroir of the Colli Orientali del Friuli and Collio, characterised by an alternation of marl and sandstone protected by the rigid alpine winds, has recently reached its crowning glory with the use of spontaneous fermentation for white wines.
Three and a half hectares of vines with vineyards with an average age of forty years, managed completely eco-sustainably, are the calling card of this family business. As is, also, the link with the native vines, especially red. Among these, the Tazzelenghe certainly stands out, which owes its name to a dialectal expression that means "tongue cutter".