Our story starts in 2008 when our owner, John Colletti, sold H&M Miller Distributing Co. to pursue his passion for fine wines from around the world. From this sale Southern Italy Imports was born. SII has expanded to 16 states in the Midwest and imports wine from Italy and around the world.
We own and manufacture our own brand called Lombardi Limonata. Trademarked in 2013 Lombardi Limonata is an Italian style hard lemonade made in Madison, WI. Originally produced as a vodka lemonade (2012) and later as a malt beverage (2013), Lombardi drinks have been gaining more market share year after year.
Starting with a pilsner style beer, we utilize multi-layered charcoal filters to filter our base three times to create a clean, clear malt bases. After filtering, we add pure cane sugar and real fruit juices. Lombardi Limonata comes in four different flavors, a traditional Lemon, a sweet Red Raspberry Lemonade, a refreshing Orange Lemonade, and a tropical Mango Pineapple Banana.