In the exposition we meet the two main characters of the story. The characters are Motressor and Fortunado they are talking about a type of wine called amontillado. Motressor is planning to take Fortunado to tates the wine because wine is fortunado weakness.
Motressor explains that he is trying to kill Fottunado for insulting his family. His plan is to use Fortundao"s weakness which is wine to get him drunk and take him to his catacombs to end his life. Fortunado helped by all ready being drubck and all Motressor needs is o take him to the catacombs.