The "Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA" in Losone (Valle Maggia) in the Swiss canton Ticino was founded by Angelo Delea in 1983. The former restaurateur set himself the goal of producing Merlot wines appropriately from Bordeaux. The company's own vineyards cover 20 hectares, the six hectares of Castello di Cantone are also worked on, and grapes are also purchased. Up to 250,000 bottles of wine and 100,000 bottles of sparkling wine called "Charm" from Merlot are produced annually. The premium wines include "Carato" (from old Merlot vines), "Merlot Rosso del Mago" and the white wine blend "Bianco Ticinese Castello di Cantone" (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon). There are also fruit brandies and grappa produced.