Feudo Disisa

The origins of Feudo Disisa have their roots in one legendary domination: that of the Normans. We are in the twelfth century, under the rule of the King of Sicily William II, known as Willian the Good, son of William I of Hauteville and Margaret of Navarre. William II ascended the throne at the very young age of twelve and his reign ushered in a new season of peace and reconciliation with the many Sicilian cities hostile to Norman rule. Feudo Disisa was a gift bestowed by King William to the Archbishop of Monreale, the proceeds of which were meant to fund the construction of the city’s cathedral. It was a generous gift, of great agronomic value, and the very name of the estate is a direct testimony of the extraordinary beauty of the place. Disisa derives from the Arabic word "Aziz", which means "the splendid": a term that was already used in 1200 by the emirs who came from the desert to describe the city of Palermo and the beauty of its surrounding countryside, the Conca d'Oro, with its rich farmland fragrant with the aroma of Mediterranean herbs, adorned with palm trees and fountains scattered in the valleys around the Sicilian capital.