History of de Vescovi Family


The documents name Stefano de Vescovi, who can be considered the possible progenitor.

First half of the 16th century

The de Vescovi moved from Vione to Valcamonica in the upper valley of Sole, to Fraviano di Vermiglio, then to Peio and Celentino, to move with a genealogical line to Mezzocorona in the first half of the 17th century, on the initiative of Don Vigilio de Vescovi, the most representative character of the family.


The brothers Stefano, a doctor by profession, and Giovanni Pietro obtained the nobility from Ferdinand, archduke of Austria and count of Tyrol.


Vigilio Vescovi was born in Fraviano. Priest, doctor of theology, parish priest of Mezzocorona from 1640 to 1679, treasurer of the prince-bishop of Trento Carlo Emanuele Madruzzo, apostolic protonotary, dean forane for the Athesian Tract, author of handwritten and printed works. Based on the observation of the Franciscan Giangrisostomo Tovazzi "He himself brought the Bishops to Mezzocorona".


Eusebio Francesco Chini moved with his family to Maso Mayrlhof in Mezzocorona, now home to the de Vescovi Ulzbach winery.


Stefano and Lodovico received from Leopoldo I the confirmation of the nobility and the improvement of the coat of arms.


Don Vigilio Vescovi died in Mezzocorona.


Lodovico Vescovi and his descendants were annexed to the noble matriculation.

Early 18th century

The oldest documents in the de Vescovi family archive show the earliest known indications of vine cultivation, in particular of Teroldego.


Vigilio de Vescovi obtained from Joseph I (1705-1711) the baronial title, the predicate von Ulzbach, but also an improvement of the coat of arms.


Giulio de Vescovi continued to strengthen the wine business, benefiting from the changes of his time: the Brenner railway (1859 and 1867) which made it easier to reach Central Europe, but also the foundation of the Agricultural Institute of San Michele all ' Adige (1874), a premise for the start of a rationalization of agriculture in Trentino.

The first postwar period

The world conflict changed the layout of the territory in various respects, the establishment of the border at the Brenner Pass for example interrupted the centuries-old contacts with the countries beyond the Alps, forcing the rescheduling of the Cantina de Vescovi activities.

The short century

The death of Giulio de Vescovi in 1918, in the face of a complex general picture, also considering the minor age of his children, suggested to his wife Fosca de Eccher ab Echo von Marienberg and therefore to the descendants (son Luigi and grandson Remo) to to give the grapes to the Cantina Sociale di Mezzocorona, founded in 1904, while continuing the activity of cultivation of the vine in the family lands, in particular of the Teroldego.


The project to relaunch the Cantina de Vescovi began: Giulio de Vescovi, great-grandson and namesake of his ancestor (Nomen omen, in other words "destiny in the name") attended the course of Viticulture and Oenology at the Agricultural Institute of San Michele at 'Adige and then to the university in Florence. The theoretical training was followed by work stays in Italy and abroad at wine cellars to acquire the necessary skills in the wine sector.


The company began producing on its own.


First purchases of land in the Non valley to produce white mountain wines.


Cantina de Vescovi Ulzbach is a reality: the first two new products are placed on the market, both dedicated to Teroldego Rotaliano, prince of Trentino wines, a characteristic cultivar of the Piana Rotaliana.


The “Metodo Classico” project was born in collaboration with Andrea Moser, Denis Zeni and Nadia Viola.


The “Empeirìa” project was launched in collaboration with Andrea Moser.


Sauvignon Bianco de Vescovi Ulzbach, son of the “Empeirìa” project, went into production; to follow the birth of the first pink version of the Teroldego Rotaliano.


Another challenge: the "Kino Nero" project, a wine dedicated to the figure of Eusebio Francesco Chini, who lived in the building now home to the Cantina de Vescovi Ulzbach.