Orazio Nonino laid the foundation for the company in Ronchi di Pavia in 1897. His grandson Antonio married Silvia in 1929, who was the first woman in Italy to start producing grappa. In 1973, the first single-varietal grappa was distilled under the name "Monovitigno". For this special occasion, the grape variety Picolit was chosen and this grappa was dedicated to Luigi Veronelli. In 1984, inspired by a trip through Switzerland, the Black Forest and Alsace, Benito Nonino, the first in Italy, began to distill the whole berries with skin and pulp. The soft and rich fruit distillates of these regions served him as a model. The ÙE Grappa was launched. Further product innovations followed, bottled in mouth-blown Murano glass. The Nonino family has received many national and international awards during its long, extraordinary and very successful creative period.