The Nonino family has devoted itself to the art of distillation since 1897. 1st December 1973 the Noninos create Grappa Monovitigno® distilling separately the pomace of the Picolit grape and turn Grappa from Cinderella into the Queen of Distillates! Their success is so great that Italian and foreign distillers feel compelled to follow the Nonino model. 27th November 1984: The Noninos mark a new turning point. They distil the whole grape and create the Grape Distillate ÙE® Picolit. 3rd April 2000: Cristina, Antonella and Elisabetta Nonino after years of research create GIOIELLO®, Honey distillate, the “Purity” distillate.
In December 2003 The President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, awards Giannola and Benito Nonino the prestigious “Leonardo Prize for Italian Quality” for “the absolute quality level, research and innovations(…). The Noninos are well-known, true ambassadors for Italian Grappa throughout the world”. The Nonino aged Grappa and distillates are bottled after a natural aging process in barrels, without the addition of coloring agents.