The name Zýmē, from Greek, means “yeast.” Yeast is, of course, an indispensible element in the world of oenology, but it also bears a symbolic meaning, since it conjures up the concept of naturalness, a fundamental value in Celestino Gaspari’s professional and existential journey, as well as the process of fermenting, understood as a continuous striving towards transformation.In harmony with that philosophy, the winery logo represents a grapevine leaf in which is centred a pentagon, symbol of the five basic elements that combine to yield wine: man-vine-earth-sun-water.
When Celestino was 20, he met his future father-in-law, the Italian wine legend Giuseppe Quintarelli. He worked for 11 years at the Quintarelli winery during which time he married his wife Maria Rosa Quintarelli, the youngest daughter of Giuseppe Quintarelli. Celestino has consulted for many of the regions finest wineries and is known as an extremely talented local vigneron with technical expertise, an avant garde philosophy and healthy curiosity, making his wines not only unique but the top in their region. All of his experience in vitiviniculture has led to his winery - Zyme. Celestino is fuelled by passion for discovery and perfection, based on the new and the traditional, like a book waiting to be read. He transmits this passion to the forward thinking people around him - especially those who work on his team and grow in synergy with the vines they tend.