It is an Italian word for a group or organization (derived from the latin “Consortium”) focused on regulation. It is mainly made up of wine growers.
The Consorzio Chianti Classico, the most renowned Italian Consorzio, has played a significant role in promoting and safeguarding the Chianti Classico wines (rules and historical area of production).
Its French equivalent is the Comité Interprofessionnel.
Its Spanish equivalent is the Consejo Regulador.