For five generations: from the great-grandfather Antonio to the current sole director Italo, who, together with his son and daughter Anna and Andrea, the Maschio family, vine growers, distillers, enologists, and wine-making technicians grew. They all share the same desire for innovation and quality in every aspect of Maschio Bonaventura.
Starting at the end of the 19th century at Cismon del Grappa, between the banks of the River Brenta and the peaks of Mount Grappa, the Maschio family cultivated the land and distilled grappa using a portable still. After traveling through Romania and Hungary, the Maschio family returned to Italy with the portable still, a symbol of their identity, the heart of an ongoing family tradition. Just a stone’s throw from the gravel bed of the River Piave, Antonio Maschio set up the company and it was his grandson Bonaventura who gave an entrepreneurial stamp to the art of distilling in the early 20th century. The company faced a turning point at the end of the 1980s under the leadership of Italo with the birth of Prime Uve, Acquavite, a spirit made from grapes.