The estate is owned by the Leopardi Dittajuti family and has been handed down from father to son for many generations.
The earliest documented history of the Leopardi family in the Marche region goes back to the 5th century with the appointment from the Vatican of Leopardo Leopardi to take the position of Bishop of the Roman town Auximum (today Osimo). He established the Christian church in Osimo, but such appointment, made by Pope Innocent I, was not to last long as pagans killed Bishop Leopardi in 405AD. Bishop Leopardi was a martyr and was later made a saint. The remains of Saint Leopardo are venerated in the Cathedral of Osimo. The early work done by Saint Leopardo was considered so important that the history of his work and that of the Leopardi family has become part of the official archives of the town.