In Monteforte d’Alpone and surroundings Tessari is one of the most common surnames. The various branches of the family are many and to distinguish each other was common to give nicknames.
In particular, the branch from which descended Antonio Tessari, grandfather of Cornelia, Antonio and Germano was called “Grisela” since before 1600.
The Tessari “Grisela”, that comes from griso – gray hair in Verona dialect – had very fair hair and from this physical characteristic derived the nickname of the family.
Give this name to the most important wine of T.E.S.S.A.R.I. Winery production was a choice linked to the concept of family business and territory.