A path that sees Art and Viticulture come closer, touch each other and merge, until they become a single and living material: this is how Opificio Gibellina.
From the meeting between Tenute Orestiadi and theBrera Academy of Fine Arts the desire to express on the label what is breathed in every day takes shape barriques, in which wine finds its most harmonious form and art overturns emotions, touching the most intimate strings of the human soul.
Opificio Gibellina wants to represent, thanks to the contribution of 5 artists - Stefano Pizzi, Gaetano Grillo, Nicola Salvatore, Pietro Coletta, Enzo Esposito - the essence not only of Tenute Orestiadi, but of the city itself, which since its new foundation has had a fundamental fulcrum in art, which daily supports agricultural production aimed at enhancing the peculiarities of the territory.
A Red wine whose grapes are grown right in the Belìce Valley, near the Grande Cretto di Alberto Burri – Vecchia Gibellina, carefully selected and hand-picked.
Pietro Coletta was born in Bari on 2 December 1948. In 1967 he moved to Milan and enrolled in theBrera Academy, where he attends courses sculpture by Marino Marini, Alik Cavaliere and Lorenzo Pepe.
In 1969 he took up a studio in Corso Garibaldi where he still works and lives. He was a sculpture teacher at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Since 2016 he has been a member ofNational Academy of San Luca. Among the most important participations in national and international exhibitions: “Premio San Fedele” in Milan at the “XV Festival dei due Mondi” in Spoleto; “Rome Quadrennial” 1975, “Ambient Painting at the Royal Palace”, Milan 1979, “Lenbachhaus” in Munich, Hayward Gallery in London in “Italian Art” 1960−82, Power Gallery in Sydney and at the University Art Museum in Brisbane , at the Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion.
In 1990 he exhibited at the Toyama Biennial in Japan and a solo exhibition at Studio G7 in Bologna. In 2004 he participated in "Scultura italiana 1960−2004" at Sculpture Park The Palomba of Matera. In 2005 he participated in the Italian sculpture of the 20th century Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation in Milan. They are finally remembered in 2006 Mitos — Myths and archetypes in the sea from knowledge at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens. In 2009 he created the permanent installation “Essence of flight, flight of essence” atUCLA University of Los Angeles and in 2013 he participated in the International Sculpture Festa 2013, Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center. The work of Pietro Coletta, a sculptor capable of generating elements of strength and tension, is configured following codes of constructivism and of Russian Suprematism, of Arte Povera, of land art and minimalism evolving into an autonomous spiritual lyric for which the matter is illusory form.