De Zan family
A rich wine-making
began over 150
Armando – generous, charismatic, and hardworking – shares his family’s winemaking passions and continues its traditions. It was his entrepreneurial acumen and experience, however, that fueled the vision to directly import his family’s wines into the United States. He founded Arel Group Wine & Spirits, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, together with his wife, Elviana. Armando’s hands-on approach means he travels extensively to promote our wines and the Italian wine industry in general.
Barbara was born in Venice, Italy, but moved with her family to the United States at the age of eight. At sixteen she returned to Italy where she completed her education, earning a degree in Business Administration from the University of Udine. She is also a certified Sommelier. Barbara travels extensively to the USA to visit and present our wines to the market. Her positive and charming personality makes her a joy to stay around.
Elviana is the heart and soul of the company. She, too, has family roots in winemaking, for which she shares her husband’s passion and dedication. Elviana manages the creative and marketing aspects of the business, but she is also extremely interested in the arts and the environment, and brings this sensibility to her management style. She is very committed to charity organizations helping people and animals in need.
Caterina was born in Venice, Italy, but moved with her family to the United States at the age of six. At fourteen she returned to Italy where she completed her education, earning a degree in Foreign Languages (German and French) from the University of Udine. She is also a certified Sommelier. Caterina’s outgoing personality is an asset when connecting with new customers during her frequent visits to the USA.