Aglianico is a very old grape variety, probably originating in Greece and introduced in Italy around the 6th -7th century BC. Taurasi takes its name from the ancient city Taurasia. The history goes that after the Battle of Philippi, in Macedonia, the territory of Taurasia was assigned to Roman veterans who added to the cultivation of the Greek grape variety, the Hellenic vitis, which they brought from Macedonia. Since then, history and legend have often mixed up. In the 19th century, in the hilly area between the rivers Sabato and Calore, the so-called “Wine Railroad” was built, and Taurasi was one of the most important stations. The establishment of the Royal School of Viticulture & Enology in Avellino, which promoted and disseminated numerous scientific studies on TAURASI wine, contributed to making the area one of the most important Italian wine-growing regions, in terms of wine production and exports.