It was in 1870 when the Losis, ancient family of vintners in Chianti, committed to produce their wine according to the new quality standards, becoming defenders of¬† Chianti Classico and sharing its big rise to fame. At that time the family head was
Emilio Losi, sensitive to what was happening in those years of change, he devoted himself to winemaking under the new rules dictated by the market. And so did Tranquillo, who as a mezzadro (cropper),¬†dedicated himself especially to cultivation of vines and olive trees in the Fontino and Querciavalle farms, close to the Chartreuse monastery of Pontignano.
By the end of the Mezzadria (sharecropping), the Losis, unlike most of the farmers of the time, decided to specialize their activity in the production of wine. In 1954 Tranquillo Losi bought the Fontino and Querciavalle farms and founded the current Az. Agr. Losi wine estate. Together with his three sons, Carlo, Emilio and Alfierio, they ran the company in its early years.
Tranquillo Losi had the merit to have chosen as enologist of the just created wine estate, the successor of the creator of the blazoned Brunello of Montalcino, Tancredi Biondi Santi, from whom Tranquillo learned a lot of secrets to produce a fine and long-lasting wine; secrets that have been passed down to the successive generations.
In 1974 the Losi family began producing Chianti Classico Querciavalle, bottled under the Losi brand. Continuing the work of their parents, the two cousins, Pietro and Paolo, with considerable investments, gave to the production an interesting direction
line: awarding together quality and typicality.
In 1998, the Losis bought the Pontignanello farm, bringing the quality and the characteristics of their wines to the top level. In the same year Riccardo, Pietro‚Äôs son, just eighteen, begins to work in the company, demonstrating a great capacity of challenge in the wine world and defending the family traditions. In 2005 his sister Valeria, was inducted into the company to better manage the company public relations with the international markets.