It is said1 that Jacopo di Pietro d’Agnolo, well-known sculptor from the XIV century, also called Picchiapietre, was born in a small hamlet of the Sienese countryside, namely Quercegrossa. And it happened right in that hamlet, in a farmhouse called Casagrande, that the homonymous winery would be founded six centuries later. In the sixties the founder of the company, Pietro, just moved from his native land, Sicily, to Tuscany became curious about the truthfulness of this legend. Given the possibility that the sculptor could have born right in the Casagrande farmhouse, the brand of the winery were created giving credit to this narratives. That’s why the logo reproduces the famous identifying trait (a kind of signature) of the sculptor found in many of his artworks, such as marble tiles of Fontegaia in Piazza del Campo, Siena.
The distinctive symbol of Casagrande winery represents an oak twig, with leaves and acorns, characterised by a sinuous shape, with the aim of preserving the historical roots of the company. Even the name of the winery “Casagrande” was extended with “della Quercia” in memory of the ancient name of the sculptor. Moreover the presence of an oak tree up on a hill at the crossroads of some vineyards within Casagrande della Quercia estates, makes the twig of oak concrete symbol rather than just historical and emblematic of the winery. The passion for wine making has been handed on for three generations: from Pietro to her daughter Lucrezia and her husband Andrea up to their sons: Chiara, Francesca and Marco.