On May 5, 1860 the one thousand patriots led by Garibaldi left Liguria in the North of Italy and landed in Marsala. After just three days, passing through Erice, near Calatafimi and not far from the ruins of Segesta, together with young Sicilian “picciotti” (young men) the troops of Garibaldi clashed with the Bourbon army. The battle of Calatafimi: the first victory for The Thousand. And here is where Garibaldi uttered “We shall make Italy or we shall die”; here is where Italy was born.
Undefiled hills, clean agriculture, the bosom of the Elymian civilization that gave us the glorious Temple of Segesta (4th century B.C.) with its spectacular ancient theatre, still in use and amazingly well preserved.
Here is the birthplace of the wines of Azienda Agricola Ceuso, a family concern where craftsmanship of the most refined and educated kind availing itself of state-of-the-art micro technology carries on the ancient art of wine growing and wine making.