The Notary Paolo Pellegrino, who had a great passion for wine making, founded the Company in 1880. Today Pellegrino is one of the most prosperous and important wine Companies in Marsala, grown under the continuous guidance of the Founder's Family.
Paolo Pellegrino, when asked What is your dream? used to answer I want to be a great man and I want mankind to notice my passage on Earth".
Over the years the Pellegrino's family growth can be attributed to the happy marriages which always brought development to the Company. Beginning with the marriage of the founder's son, Carlo, who married the French lady Josephine Despagne, daughter of the famous french oenologist Oscar Pierre Despagne, she brought as a dowry the pioneering know-how of her family in the wine making field. In the following generation the maternal lineage of the family has brought new links with the Alagna, Tumbarello, Renda and Bellina families that are presently leading the company : Pietro Alagna currently is the chairman, while Benedetto Renda is the managing director. Paola Alagna and Caterina Tumbarello are part of the management team of the company, while Massimo Bellina has assumed the role of the export director.