I can't speak to the Verity Otello model, but I was fairly familiar with Verity speakers of the past, especially the Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation speakers, which a friend had for quite a while.
My general take on the Verity sound up to that time is that they were a very easy to listen to, smooth speaker, with nice texture for good string tone etc. They had a sort of automatic "vinyl" tonality to my ear. So I always found them easy and inviting to listen to. Also nicely controlled from top to bottom, and did excellent soundstaging. Plus the design was very room friendly.
In a way I'd say the Verity speakers truck me as almost a 1/2 point between the classic Spendor-like sound, and a more modern speaker.
Still going on memory compared to my current experience with Joseph Audio: for me the Joseph sound is more engaging, more pure in terms of timbre, a bit more clean and clear, a bit less texture than the Verity, but also cast a bigger sound for their size than the equivalent Verity speaker. (The Parsifal's always disappeared and soundstaged really well, but didn't really sound "big" in terms of instrument and soundstage size, in any surprising way).
Also I find the Joseph speakers with their punchy bass have more fun factor. The Verity speakers of my experience aren't something I'd leap to put on my Funk or Dance records.
I would like to hear a newer Verity speaker sometime. I don't know how much they've updated their sound.