My brother is my life anchor. He is a versatile talent who simultaneously manages to lead a major architectural firm and to take care of the administrative aspects of my business.
I remember the spark that ignited our love of the sea when we were kids. Our father had an inflatable boat and he used to arrange some family outings. Full of enthusiasm, Alberto and I would follow our dad’s instructions: we would go get the engine and carry it to the shore. Then we would row past the buoys before starting it up. And the adventure began!
It has been a family tradition for many generations to give the first-born children names starting with the letter “A”. Like our ancestor Antonio, a peasant who raised himself up to become a landowner. Like his son Anselmo, and like grandfather Alcide, electromechanical expert and inventor. Like Alessandro, who picked an “A” name for myself as well as for my brother, Alberto. And the tradition continues with Amos, my firstborn, and with Alessio, Alberto’s eldest.
If Alberto had chosen to sing, he could count on a beautiful, powerful timbre, a promising baritone voice, but he preferred to follow his passions, which led him to pursue a scientific career. Still, we do share a passion for our land and for the vineyard. My father would make wine for pleasure; in his honor, we still carry on this tradition together.
Passions, special people, friends and family: the artist’s own notes during an extraordinary life journey