Laura was born and raised in Milan, with a PhD cum Laude in Food Preparation Sciences from the University of Milan (1994) and a Masters in Enology from the University of Piacenza (1996). Twenty years ago, she moved her life from the bustling city to work in the Sicilian countryside. She has been Head Enologist at Tasca d’Almerita since June of 2004 and resides at Tenuta Regaleali, the storied home of the Tasca d’Almerita family since 1830 and open-air viticultural laboratory. She oversees winemaking operations for all of Tasca’s five estates, working with a diligent team of agronomists and enologists and collaborating with consulting winemaker, Carlo Ferrini.
She accepted the challenge nearly two decades ago to take the wines of Tasca to a new level, working both with native varietals but also constantly experimenting. Years of dedication and patience along with a sincere fondness for teamwork brought Orsi success both on a national and international level. She was even named Winemaker of the Year in 2010 by the Guida del Giornale di Sicilia.
When asked to define her ideal wine in three words, Orsi declares: “A wine should be emotional, balanced and above all else express its own unique identity.”
Born in 1989, Stefano Masciarelli earned his degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of Pisa. He completed his studies at the Universities of Turin and Lisbon, where he studied for a double Master's degree in Viticulture and Enology. He gains experience working as an assistant enologist for several different Italian wineries. In 2016 he joined the Tasca d’Almerita team as an enologist for the Tascante Estate on Etna. For Stefano, an ideal wine: "should be exciting and should express the unique nature of the area where it is made". He believes himself lucky because he is doing his dream job. He loves traveling, in his free time, he likes playing ping pong and playing the guitar.