By 1975 the Benedetto family had been making fine wines for over 150 years. Nestled in the romantic, rolling hillside vineyards of Tuscany, Cruciano Benedetto, Luca’s grandfather had passed on many of the family wine making skills and secrets to young Leonardo Rossi.
Now Leonardo was old and Luca was learning from him. Leonardo had become one of Italy’s most famous winemakers. Some considered him a world-class wine master. He was also a relentless taskmaster and almost impossible to work with.
But Luca was a man of relentless patience and knew that the prestige that came from this association would, one day, re-establish the Benedetto family winery heritage and fame.
When Leonardo was killed one night at the winery, Luca and his family were devastated. They soon learn that Leonardo had betrayed La Croce Nera, a secret and ruthless organization seeking the return of priceless religious artifacts that Leonardo had stolen.
With deadly crime lord Dons, the police and hidden traitors stalking them, Luca and his son, Paolo, struggle to peel away the layers of deceit, intrigue, murder and corruption as they desperately try to save themselves and their family from the vicious grasp of La Croce Nera.