The Family DelBrenna

The Family DelBrenna was given a noble title Gualtiero III was to become the first count in Lecce.

The TITLE

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

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.

LOVE

Sebastian meets his future wife, and business partner, Megan.

MARRIAGE

Megan and Sebastian marry, and together, heighten each other’s passion for building DelBrenna.

CORTONA, ITALY

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 SHOWROOM

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.

NEW VENTURES

Vanguard designs and campaigns are launched, featuring: Under the Tuscan  Sun Tours; DelBrenna scarves, magnum wine glasses, shoes, soaps and creams.

MORE EXPANSION

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.

FURTHER EXPANSION

In Cortona, DelBrenna expands its corporate offices, studio, wine tasting room and Showroom retail space.

AND MORE TO COME

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