In 1963 Fernando Zecca, Maurizio’s father – today, Maurizio is at the head of Birra Salento – wrote to his family and friends in Salento from Fribourg, in Switzerland. He was working at a local brewery and dreamt of going back to his wife and sons, whom he left in Leverano.
I work at the beer factory together with my brother Romano and other people and women from the same village. Our work is loading and unloading all the beer casks, those full and those empty…"
Daddy Fernando could have never imagined that a thin line connected that single moment to the present, running across space and time. Those sacrifices strengthened not only his arms, but also the will of his eldest son.