Collection: Visconti Comedia

Poetry in Motion

We’re excited to announce the Visconti  "Comedia" collection inspired by Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Visconti releases few entirely new collections, and this one stands out for two reasons: It’s absolutely gorgeous and, at a slightly lower price than usual, making it an exceptional value.

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence and is considered to be the greatest Italian poet who has ever lived. He is also known as the father of the Italian language as we know it. His most important work "Comedia" later known as the Divine Comedy, (Divina Comedia), is a masterpiece of world literature that explores the afterlife through three realms: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Each realm is depicted with vivid imagery and symbolism, reflecting Dante's moral and spiritual vision of life. Inspired by this epic poem, Visconti has created a new collection that captures the essence of each realm in its design and craftsmanship.

Each pen features special trims and colored resins designed specifically to express the imagery particular to each of Dante's realms. The Inferno (Hell) is made of solid black resin with flaming-red accents and dark ruthenium trims, evoking the fire and darkness of the Inferno. Purgatorio (Purgatory) is equipped with palladium trims, while the resin is taupe-brown as the purgatorial mountain with greyish shades representing the purifying journey of the souls. Finally, Paradiso (Heaven) is a celestial sky-blue with yellow gold trim, symbolizing the holy light and joyful nobility of paradise.

These three different version of the Comedia are united by the unique design of the central ring, crafted specifically for this collection, featuring two bands covered in a hammered texture - a detail also found in the pen’s distinctive metal section. Each individual ring is then individually engraved by our craftsmen with the inscription "Comedia" followed by the name of the specific model - Inferno, Purgatorio or Paradiso.

The Comedia collection is available in fountain pen and features Visconti's large steel nib that is plated to match the trims, Inferno with ruthenium trim, Purgatorio with palladium trim, and Paradiso with yellow gold trim.The rollerball and ballpoint reflect these same trim options. With the new collection comes a unique box that features a silhouette of Dante Alighieri to honor the Italian poet.