The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Arvino, Catanzarese, Gaddrica, Greco Nero, Guarnaccia Nera, Lacrima, Lacrima Cristi Nera, Magliocco, Magliocco Tondo, Maglioccuni, Mangiaguerra, Mantonico Nero, Marcigliana, Marsigliana Nera, Merigallo, Nera di Scilla and Petroniere. Arvino probably points to the place of origin Lago Arvo in the province of Cosenza. Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Castiglione. Gaglioppo (Magliocco Tondo), Magliocco Canino. Nerello Mascalese or Nocera be confused. By done in 2008 DNA analysis the Marsigliana Nera, which had previously been considered independent, was recognized as identical.
The vine produces red wines rich in tannins. It is mostly in Calabria grown where they are in the DOC wines Lamezia. Scavigna and Terre di Cosenza is allowed. The fact that Magliocco and Gaglioppo are equated or that only Magliocco is often stated in DOC regulations contributes to the confusion. In 2010, 87 hectares of vineyards were recorded in Italy with a strongly falling trend (ten years earlier, there were 243 hectares).