The territory in ancient times was part of the Caecubus Ager "Formianum", a place of choice in the production of wine in ancient Rome, a favorite of Cicero and the poet Horace who defined his vineyards as "tonic vineyards".
The orogeny is the result of tectonic movements that led to the ascension of rocky layers dating back to the Triassic and Lower Jurassic as can be seen from the footprints of Sauropods and Theropods in the vicinity of our vineyards. The reliefs of the area are famous among hikers and speleologists for the numerous caves, sinkholes and hypogea resulting from the karst phenomena characteristic of this part of the Aurunci.
The karst erosion of carbonate rocks has led to the formation of small "Monticelli" hills downstream from which the name of the hamlet in which our company is located derives. The reddish-brown soil is rich in oxides (iron and magnesium) while the thriving biodiversity, influenced by the Tyrrhenian Sea, produces perfect pedoclimatic conditions for viticulture, characteristics already known in Roman times.