Our History

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.

About Us

Giovanni La Fauci

One of the most experienced and important master distillers in Italy, Giovanni La Fauci needs no introduction. Having worked in the sector for almost 40 years...

Maria Torre

A faithful and present wife, she has been sustaining her husband for many years and has always supported and encouraged him since the dawn of the distillery...

Giuseppe La Fauci

The second of the two sons inherited the same passion and dedication as his father. He has fully followed in the footsteps of his father from whom he learned the techniques...

Rocco La Fauci

The eldest of the two children, his task is to take care of the administrative, managerial and bureaucratic aspects. Doctor of Business Administration at the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna...

Our Vineyards

The fruit is grown on the slopes of Etna. In addition to its own production, distillation for third parties is added, including the renowned Tasca D’Almerita, Azienda Palari, Barone Ricasoli, Castello di Fonte Rutoli, Feudi di San Gregorio, Saracco and others.

The Distillery

Beginning with a pure vocation and trying to make what until then had been a youthful recreation into a real job, in 1987 the Master Distiller Giovanni La Fauci founded the GIOVI distillery, located in Valdina in the Messina area.

It boasts an excellent reputation nationally and internationally, due to the very high quality of its products.

our Refuge

Caldarera refuge

Caldarera refuge


so that it can warm and illuminate our days,

even the darkest ones …

so that our every wish can come true,

transform the world of the possible,

in concrete reality.


may it be the sweet melody of our life. “

                                                   Stephen Littleword

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