Ceuso is located in Salemi about 12 miles from Alcamo. The estate consists of 124 acres of vineyards dominated by the native Nero d’Avola, which occupies approximately half of the vineyards. In addition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are grown on the property.
A family-run business, the Melia inherited the Ceuso vineyards in Salemi and released their first vintage in 1995. They soon expanded, purchasing a baglio property in 1999. The historic baglio,which dates back to the 1860s, is the present day headquarters of Ceuso. The Melia family was greatly influenced by the work of Giacomo Tachis in the region during the 1990s and considers themselves lucky to call him a friend. In fact, Tachis was the inspiration behind the Melia family’s first wine, a blend of Nero d’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which even today carries the name of the estate.
One of the defining features of Ceuso is its white clay soil. The extremely poor soil reflects the Sicilian sun, helping the grapes mature earlier with a thicker skin. This unique terroir leaves its mark on final wines, imparting elegance that has become a signature of the Ceuso style.