I started with 48 Kg of apples, an experimental brewing kit and all the passion that can transform a hobby into a real vocation. I learned through reading and trying the ancient techniques, distilling marc I gathered visiting the local vineyards. Experimenting from time to time with new and diverse techniques, building my own tools loving them as my creations. All this to achieve the method, the most adequate technique for obtaining that perfect result that is the restitution of taste and a unmistakable perfume. And that how the Giovi distillery was born with the intent of never giving up the continuous research of quality, never to stop caring for love that I have for my work,from beginning to end, I’m dedicated to this job. The Giovi distillery, is a young company founded in 1987 by the Master Distiller Giovanni La Fauci, with head offices in Valdina, near Messina, in a region that benefits from a warm Tyrrhenian climate, that opens up to reveal the natural beauty of Capo Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands. The distilled raw materials come only from the finest Sicilian vineyards. The fruit is gathered from cultivations that lay on the slopes of Mounth Etna, the marc comes from Pantelleria, the Aeolian Islands, from the Marsala region, Noto and other famous Sicilian wine producing regions. Our distillers reproduce entirely and harmoniously the characteristics of the raw materials used, enhancing to the maximum the perfume and the aromatic pleasantness.

La Produzione della grappa

Starting for pure vocation and trying to make to become a real job what up to that moment had been a juvenile relaxation, the Master Distiller Giovanni La Fauci, in 1987, founds the distillery you Benefit, situated to Valdina in the Messinese. 

It boasts a good reputation to national and international level, due to the high quality of his products.

The discontinuous still used for the workmanship, an ancient “Zadra”, it has been modified in some parts of his, the demands of a very slow distillation to be adapted to fed to firewood.

Besides the spirits, from 2009, the firm also produces four labels of wine with grapes coming from situated vineyards to high altitude on the territory of Mounth Etna. The Master Distiller follows of person the whole productive trial, from the care of the vineyard, cultivated in natural way without the aid of chemical products, up to the refinement in bottle.

The productive philosophy, directed to the quality and authenticity, ago of the distillates and of the wines Jupiter produced more and more appreciated by the international criticism of sector.

Passionfor the Quality

The plants are built in such a way as to maintain the strong and decisive tastes of Sicilian fruit unaltered. Selected and selected with great care in areas cultivated with natural methods. This is why our spirits are unique. To such an extent that according to the different vintages they may present small differences due to atmospheric conditions and their effect on the fruit. And if you want to try the excellence of our spirits yourself, you will understand it immediately and savoring their taste, I will know that you have shared my passion a little bit.


  • Medaglia silver alla 37° edizione del Premio Alambicco d’oro dell’ANAG.
  • 2000 – Alambicco d’Oro 2000 (Grappa Moscato di Pantelleria)
  • 2000 – Medaglia d’Oro Destillata
  • 2000 (Grappa Moscato di Pantelleria)
  • 2000 – Medaglia d’Oro Destillata
  • 2000 (Acquavite di Fichidindia)
  • 2000 – Medaglia d’Argento Destillata
  • 2000 (Grappa di Nero d’Avola)
  • 2000 – Medaglia di Bronzo Destillata
  • 2000 (Acquavite di Mele)
  • 2001 – Alambicco d’Oro
  • 2001 (Acquavite d’Uva Moscato)
  • 2001 – Concorso Mondiale di Bruxelles
  • 2001 (Acquavite d’Uva Moscato)2010
2010 – Ultimate Spirits Challenge:
  • Acquavite al Ficodindia: Execellent/Strong Recommendation
  • Grappa dell’Etna: Very Good/Recommended
  • Grappa Ortica e Limone: Enjoyable/Commendable
  • Acquavite di Carrube: Enjoyable/Commendable
2010 – Acquaviti d’oro 5° edizione:
  • Grappa 60°: Medaglia d’oro
  • Moscato di Noto (Gandolfo): Medaglia d’oro
  • Grappa al caffè (Miscela d’oro): Medaglia d’argento