Lacrima Christi has become a general descriptive term for almost any wine produced on and around the volcanic Mount
Vesuvius near Naples in Italy. The true Lacrima Christi, however, is a medium white wine, slightly delicate and flowery to taste or a sweet dessert or aperitif wine usually marketed under the name Lacrima Christi Liquoroso.
The famous name (Latin for the tears of Christ) is reputed to come from the tears shed by Jesus when He looked down from
Heaven and saw the wickedness of the city of Naples. Where His tears fell, however, there sprang forth fertile soil and green vines. And Lacrima Christi, wine and legend, was born.