Behind the name A Vita is Francesco Maria De Franco and his wife Laura Violino. Francesco after graduating in Architecture, he soon realizes that life behind a desk is not for him. He goes to the faculty of oenology at Conegliano, and after graduating he goes back to his beloved Calabria, with the idea of returning to the ground and enhancing the Gaglioppo, which has often been bruised with caricature versions. Francesco takes care of the old family vineyards, which are in an ideal position, kissed by the sea breeze, being close to the sea, and located on clay soils. It cultivated its 8 hectares of vineyard in a biological way, with non-invasive practices and with great respect for nature. In the cellar the interventions are minimized, the fermentations are spontaneous, the indigenous yeasts, the aging times of the wines are long, and no filtration is carried out before bottling. The first wine came out in 2008 and had an immediate success, a success that does not stop. The wines of A Vita are simple, true, authentic and terroir mirror.