Three friends founded Azienda Agricola COS, in 1980: Giambattista Cilia, Cirino Strano and Giusto Occhipinti. The acronym of their last names is where the name for the winery – COS – comes from.
In 1980, they were the youngest wine producers in Italy. They received an old family winery from Giambattista Cilia’s father Giuseppe Cilia and the nearby vineyard of bush trained vines, a total of 3.60.40 hectares in the famed town of Bastonaca. On October 5, 1980 they harvested their first vintage and made 1,470 bottles. COS began its adventure that would one day lead to the transformation of Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
Today COS is associated not only with the success of Cerasuolo di Vittoria but also with rigor and quality. It’s thanks to these three friends that the region of Cerasuolo di Vittoria was reborn and the area around Vittoria is thriving with its extraordinary wines.
A voyage in wine, there were it is born, grows and matures. Cantina COS is a place where those who viscerally love wine will get to understand it, meet it and enjoy it in a different way, in the heart of Vittoria.
In Vittoria, in the middle of 1800, there were more than 600 Palmenti and one of this bought from Cos. Now here there is the amazing Anforaia, where born Pithos rosso, Pithos bianco and Zibibbo in Pithos. These are very particular wines, because you taste the Terroir of Cerasuolo di Vittoria classico, unique DOCG in Sicily.
The other production fermenting in cementary tanks and part of this aeging in casks. You can comprehend our philosophy, only here, only if you come here, where in the past there were the territories of noble Camarina, so defined it Paolo Orsi. When it was destroyed by the Roman rules, here there was a large forest named Selva di Boscopiano and in the 24th Aprile, 1607, Vittoria Colonna founded Vittoria. In this period they produced about 800.000 hectoleters of wine, sold in northen Italy and exported in France, England, Brasil and was defined the best wine producted in Sicily.