The "Vini & Distillati Angelo Delea SA" in Losone (Valle Maggia) in the Swiss canton Ticino was founded in 1983 by Angelo Delea. The former restaurateur set himself the goal of producing Merlot wines adequately Bordeaux plants. The own vineyards cover 20 hectares, also the six hectares of the Castello di Cantone are processed, as well as grapes purchased. Every year, up to 250,000 bottles of wine and 100,000 bottles of sparkling wine called "Charme" are made from Merlot. 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 will also be fruit brandies and grappa produced.