THE FAMILY DELBRENNA
The Family DelBrenna was given a noble title Gualtiero III was to become the first count in Lecce.
The title was passed to Gualtiero VI the last count in Lecce. A guest of the Duke of Calabria Gualtiero VI traveled to Florence where he built his life and developed contacts with the florentine artisans of the gold district.
VANNA & ATTILIO
Vanna & Attilio meet and wed in Lucignano, Tuscany. They will have a baby boy named Massimo.
ALDA & GIOVANNI
Alda & Giovanni meet and wed, Gianna DelBrenna was born.
Sebastian was born the same year his father opened his own independent workshop and invented the eventual, namesake DelBrenna chain methodology.
THE CHAIN, PERFECTED
The DelBrenna chain design is perfected, and the Signature line is born.
Sebastian meets his future wife, and business partner, Megan.
Megan and Sebastian marry, and together, heighten each other’s passion for building DelBrenna.
Megan and Sebastian open their first shop in Cortona, Italy “DelBrenna: Bottega del Gioiello.” Located in the famous hill-town depicted in the novel “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes. Officially bringing DelBrenna to the world.
A NEW PRESENCE
DelBrenna launches its first ever website and online store.
A NEW LOCATION
The second DelBrenna location is opened, “DelBrenna Emporium.” In the same year, DelBrenna launches another first, a USA-based trunk show tour.
FRANCES & DEBBIE
Frances Mayes and Debbie Travis meet the DelBrenna’s and begin rich collaborations.
DelBrenna, enthusiastic about re-creating the quintessential, luxe shopping experience (entertaining all 5 senses for true memory-making), opens the DelBrenna Showroom in an ancient noble family’s palazzo cellar in the underground of Cortona.
Vanguard designs and campaigns are launched, featuring: Under the Tuscan Sun Tours; DelBrenna scarves, magnum wine glasses, shoes, soaps and creams.
Expansion of the first DelBrenna boutique in Cortona, and the first US flagship boutique opens in Newport Beach, California.
A NEW SEASON
After restructuring the family business, DelBrenna experiences its first, full season with Sebastian and Megan as sole owners of the brand.
KANSAS CITY, MO
The US flagship location for DelBrenna moves to Kansas City - Megan’s birthplace.
A PBS SPECIAL
PBS produces The Tuscan Sun Special 'Dream of Italy' where host Kathy McCabe meets up with 'Under the Tuscan Sun' author Frances Mayes at the DelBrenna Showroom. DelBrenna is on air, nationwide.
In Cortona, DelBrenna expands its corporate offices, studio, wine tasting room and Showroom retail space.
AND MORE TO COME
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