Mario Pelosi – Owner
Mario is a Master Sommelier moved by deep passion for that wild and uncontaminated land called Maremma. He moves to Casteani in 2002, refurbishes the old farmhouse and creates a beautiful Wine Resort. He recovers the 90 hectars wood and since 2003 he starts working for the new vineyard. Mario, together with Gloria, Giulia and Marco, puts all his efforts into the new project with strong will and passion in order to produce excellent wines. Mario was born in Rome, he’s a mechanical Engineer and spends 28 years working for Accenture, the famous and well known big ICT Services Company. From 2001 to 2006 Head of Innovation and Technologies Department, Mario co-works with former Minister Lucio Stanca. He starts enological studies and graduates in 2012 at Tuscia University.
Valentina Cellesi – Administrator General Manager
Valentina is a real DOC Maremma Toscana product. She was born in Tatti, a small village not far away from Casteani. We can say Valentina is our Wine Resort. She’s the first person who strongly believed in our project and since more than 14 years she works in order to develop and improve Tenuta Casteani. Valentina is a primary school teacher, after psycho – pedagogical studies, she starts following her passion for the wine – world and she becomes a Sommelier AIS. She speaks Italian, English, French and German languages and she takes care of public relations with export market, travel agencies and tour operators. She has a radiant personality, kind and careful. At the top of a precious staff she follows our guests and the event organization.
Riccardo Capaccioli – Technical Manager
Riccardo saw the birth and growth of Tenuta Casteani and started his collaboration with it in 2006, after completely changing his lifestyle. He had been working ten years long as electrician for Tenaris Group, taking care of the industrial plants maintenance. Riccardo was born in Ribolla, a small village near Casteani and he is now the Technical Manager of Casteani Winery: he follows, together with our cellar staff, the wine production process, from vineyard to bottle.
Samantha Vitaletti – Marketing and Communication
She was born in Jesi (Ancona), after graduation in Foreing Languages and Literatures and AIS Sommelier Course, she follows several Masters an In – Depth Courses about sensory analysis, Burgundy, Champagne, Nebbiolo and about different Terroirs. She speaks English, French, german, polish and Spanish. After a 3 years experience by a big winery of Lazio region, she starts her professional collaboration with Tenuta Casteani in march 2013 where she takes care about communication, tastings and sales.
Rest of the team
Most of our staff members are original Maremman people and we are very proud of that, as this allows us to offer services respectful of our traditions and history. The chef, will be glad to cook for you their home made pasta, home made cakes and many others delicious typical maremman dishes. Every day our houskeeper together with a very helpful team takes care of your breakfast and of your room comfort and cleaning, very good-natured, helpful and always smiling, she is always ready to assist you. Receptionist are at your complete disposal for any information or any need you may have.