- Annual Production: 30,000 bottles
- Country: USA
- Winemaker: Francesco Amodeo
From the picturesque Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy to historic Washington D.C., an Italian family’s legacy steeped in rich tradition lives on through the launch of Don Ciccio & Figli. Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Amodeo, President and Master Distiller, began his journey in the hospitality industry as a young boy growing up in the quaint town of Furore, Italy along the Amalfi Coast where the majority of his family members served as some of the most celebrated and respected chefs, winemakers, and artisanal liqueur purveyors. Francesco’s career in the hospitality industry began in earnest at a resort in his hometown. Rising quickly through the ranks, Amodeo went on to acquire specialized industry certifications.
Armed with this training and a wealth of family history, Francesco left Italy for D.C. to make his mark in the American hospitality industry. Amodeo broke into the D.C. hospitality industry with coveted management positions at prestigious culinary establishments including Butterfield 9, Hook, and Bibiana. Rather than limit himself to one restaurant, Amodeo took a leap of faith, and left Bibiana so that he could concentrate all of his time and energy into creating his artisanal ‘Rosoli’ and Amari line featuring sweet and savory seasonal flavors, aperitivi and Amari giving way to the birth of Don Ciccio & Figli in Washington D.C.