The story of Leonard Mustilli is inextricably entwined with the evolution and cultivation of the wines of the Sannio. The father of Falanghina, Leonardo and a small group of spirited pioneers decided in the early 1970’s to take a chance on a varietal that, at the time, was destined for distillery use only. Leonardo masterminded a complete overhaul of the family business featuring Falanghina, convinced that a single-varietal label would showcase the qualities of this authoctonous grape. In 1992 he supported Cantine Aperte, a weeklong winetasting event initiated by the Movimento Turismo in Campania. Today the old headquarters at Palazzo Rainone located in the heart of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, (that host hospitality services, wine bar and the 16th century tufa cellars) is where this family of noble lineage made their home. Leonardo dedicated the rest of his life to the promotion of Falanghina and the territories of the Sannio where it is grown (recounted in the book “Falanghina” published in 2004) accompanied by his wife Marilì and two daughters Paola and Anna Chiara, who now run the company.