Opici Group Patriarch Hubert Opici Dies At 102September 13, 2018
Opici family patriarch Hubert Opici passed away September 11 at the age of 102. Born in Wyckoff, New Jersey in 1916, Opici began his career in the drinks industry in 1934 as a delivery boy for his family’s small wine business, American Beverage Distribution Company of New Jersey.
After volunteering for the armed forces in 1942, he eventually returned to the family business, and over the years built the company into its current incarnation as Opici Wine Group, which has an international portfolio of wines and spirits and distribution operations in eight markets.
Opici’s daughter Linda Opici is now CEO of the group, while his grandchildren Dina and Don Opici serve as president of Opici Family Distributing and managing director of Opici Wines, respectively.—Daniel MarstellerSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.