Hightalian Makes Waves as the First Italian-Inspired Cannabis Brand to Plant Its Roots in Michigan

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If you enjoy cannabis and all the luxury of a fine Italian brand…you’re in luck! Hightalian is new on the scene as the first Italian-inspired cannabis company to set up shop in Michigan. 

Hightalian is a brand dedicated to producing a comprehensive collection of in-demand, high quality products including: cannabis flower, pre-rolls and concentrates—such as live resins and cartridges. They are committed to bringing the Italian/Sicilian culture into the items they manufacture. 

The company is owned by Italian immigrant brothers Daniele and Davide Uccello. From a small farming town in Sicily, the Uccellos moved to America in 1999 where they became restaurateurs of the popular Flo’s Pizzeria locations across West Michigan. They started in the restaurant industry with their first location in 2011 and expanded from there to include: Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar in Belmont and Greenville, Flo’s Wood Fired Pizzeria in Rockford and Flo’s Pizzeria on Plainfield and Franca’s Pizza in Grand Rapids.

When the pandemic shut their business down, the brothers fast-tracked their idea of opening Exclusive retail locations in order to sustain—and thrive—in Michigan with several retail locations around the state—including three new stores in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Muskegon. 

The Uccello brothers founded a state-of-the-art cannabis farm in Paw Paw, Michigan in 2021 and have been working on getting their products into retail locations. 

“Hard work and dedication combined with being authentic to who you are is what I live by and what makes up the vision for Hightalian,” says Davide. “Coming from humble beginnings and seeing my parents sacrifice their lives to provide us kids a shot at the American dream has been the single most motivational factor in my life.”

The future looks bright for Davide and Dan Uccello. They are currently working on partnering up with Italian made chocolate and candy producers to introduce a new line of edible products. The brothers are also teaming up with longtime family friend Josh Sikkema, co-founder of Black Pigeon Studios in Grand Rapids to release a documentary series called Highstorically Me. The film will showcase the brother’s hometown of Sicily and explain how Hightalian came to be. A sizzle reel of the documentary will be available to the public soon. 

If you would like to find out more about Hightalian, check them out on their website or on their Instagram and Facebook pages. We look forward to seeing how the brand develops in the future.

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