the territory

The most remote roots of an ancestral island


Marmilla is the beautiful territory where the business of Cantina Lilliu thrives on, where the vines grow in the Ussaramanna farm. A corner of Sardinia full of elements destined to last over time. Here lies the majestic Nuragica palace of Barumini that continues to whisper the mysteries of the Bronze Age. Here Eleanor of Arborea had one of her castles erected, still standing today and bearing evidence of the island's Middle Ages: with its Giudicati, it illuminated a dark era. Here the horses of the Giara di Gesturi, Sa Jara Manna run free: live fossils that have galloped throughout the centuries, protected by a highland that tells us of a world of ten thousand years ago. The most remote roots of an ancestral island are embedded here. Because it is right here in Sardinia that the DNA of the first human beings is preserved. An island whereby the most archaic traditions and the most uncontaminated landscapes still resist. .

the oldest traces of vine farming in the western Mediterranean

And it is in Sardinia that the oldest traces of vine farming in the western Mediterranean have been discovered. On the Sa Osa site archaeologists have found vernaccia and malvasia seeds dating back 3000 years (from 1300 to 1100 BC) in a well that served as a "paleo-refrigerator". And for this reason, we are now certain that the ancient Sardinians mastered the cultivation of vines since the Nuragic period. An art that has never been lost over time and that, little by little, has been handed down up to this day.

sustainable agriculture without chemicals or soil mistreatment

Cantina Lilliu does not use any chemical products: no herbicides, no pesticides and no artificial fertilizers. The vineyards are cared for and attended with natural strategies that protect and strengthen the plant. Like in a sort of homeopathic remedy, the company's farmers apply a seaweed solution to the vine leaves. A precious gift from the sea that creates a protective coating capable of rejecting the most aggressive sun rays, which would burn the plant, by filtering only the positive energy that makes the vine stronger and healthier.