Maria Gaetana Agnesi was a brilliant 18th century mathematician, philosopher, and theologian. She was a known prodigy and fluent in seven languages by her eleventh birthday. The first woman to write a mathematics handbook, she was also the first female mathematics professor at a university. Her work "Instituzioni Analitiche" discussed a curve that has since been known as "The Witch of Agnesi" in her honor. Often a substitute for the bell curve, the Witch of Agnesi finds its place in all aspects of life, including the fermentation and fractional distillation of Maria Agnesi’s namesake brandy.
Agnesi 1799 is a five year old small batch American brandy proofed with pure Napa Valley spring water from the Coppola’s family estate in Rutherford. The brandy has been crafted by working with some of the original and most celebrated American brandy distillers. Agnesi 1799 brings together the Coppola family’s winemaking heritage and love of cocktails.