Called “Campania Felix” for the prodigious fertility of the land and the vocation for the cultivation of the vine, Irpinia was a land devoted to agriculture since ancient times, when the famous “wines of the emperors” were already produced. The territory of Campania was one of the first and most important centers for the establishment, cultivation and diffusion of the vine. The Apennine area of Irpinia became the motherland of the best wines of Campania, such as Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino and Taurasi.
Following the powerful eruption of Vesuvius which occurred several thousand years ago, pyroclastic materials transported by strong winds settled on the territory of Irpinia, giving life to a thick layer of volcanic materials, which solidified over the centuries.
The peculiarities of the territory and the mountain like (due to its proximity to the Piacentini mountains) Mediterranean climate, determine strong production distinctions and situations of extreme originality and heterogeneity in the wines of the area.
Nativ owns 15 hectares of autochthonous vineyards. A significant part of the vineyards is located in the south-east area, along the ridge that connects the villages of Castelvetere sul Calore to Paternopoli, passing through Montemarano and Castelfranci.