The Holding

THE HOLDING
Our fields are located in the district Massanova, Senise (PZ), at the foot of the Pollino National Park at about 500 feet on the sea level, next to the Montecotugno lake, this is the first dam in Europe, second in the world in clay. The fields cover a total area of about 11 hectares, mainly cultivated with vineyards, orchards and olive groves. 

Regarding the areas used for growing vegetables (peperone di Senise PGI), fertile lands are carefully identified each year, exclusively in the area of the municipality of Senise, suitable for the cultivation of the product. Our fields are located in areas exposed to sunlight and well ventilated, which allow us to limit the use of pesticides as much as possible and allow the product to follow its natural production cycle.
The fruits of our production are strictly organic in compliance with current regulations. The 11 hectares of the estate are divided as follows: 2 hectares of vineyard, whose varieties are Merlot and Aglianico, 1 hectare of olive grove, 1 hectare of vegetable garden, 1 hectare of woodland and the remaining part today is an irrigated arable land, cultivated with cereals that in the future it will be used for the creation of orchards.

A winery is also under construction, on the farm, for processing and storing wine.
HISTORY

Tenuta Pietrasanta was born in the area of Pollino National Park in Basilicata.


Approximateley 350 meters above sea level. Tenuta Pietrasanta has more than 15 hectares inside the vast hill in the territory of Senise, it has also the important presence of the Monte Cotugno dam, the largest in Europe.

The secrets of tradition passed down from father to son through generations of farmers. Thanks of that our customers recognize every day the preciousness and quality of our products.

The value of this company is the Senise Pepper, which boasts the certification of protected geographical indication (PGI), thanks also to the commitment of Antonio Gazzaneo, president of the consortium and co-owner of the company: "ab illo tempore" contributed to obtaining this certification. Today the product is recognized at national and international level for its unique taste and its strong organoleptic properties.

Subsequently, the company has expanded by adding to the pepper also other products, offered by the same generous land such as: wine, honey and extra virgin olive oil of excellent quality, also rigorously accompanied by organic certification.
My grandfather used to say: "effort, patience and sacrifice, are fundamental resources for agriculture, they always pay off in the right dose"; we have treasured them and today these are the pillars on which our company stands.

We pay attention to all stages of the production chain and the appreciation of our consumers is the guarantee of our best results.