Hey Tony, I hope you and the family are doing alright, and you made it through Sandy without too much issue.
So, here's my take on Sal Corleone (also called Sal C) versus Sal Gene (also called "Sal EL").
Sal C is slightly larger, about the size of a silver dollar. The eye is somewhat open and they split like holy hell when it rains here in Atlanta. The flavor is good, very juicy, fruity, only slightly figgy for me. Light reddish interior. Mild seed crunch. LOTS of pulp, tender skin. Fruit takes a purplish red flush and is more round, slightly rotund.
Sal EL / Sal Gene is smaller - slightly larger than a quarter. The fruit doesn't split in rain, and the neck is more elongated than Sal C, Sal EL is definitely more teardrop shaped. Dark, dark red interior, and they'll sag and droop and get all wrinkly when ready with sometimes a little skin cracking going on. Mild seed crunch, dark berry flavors inside. Very tender, thin skin.
Sal EL / Sal Gene is the real winner here for me, in my south/east coast climate. I gave away my Sal C this year to a local member (these trees were going for upwards of $70-$150 on eBay 3-4 years ago, they were super hyped up). I won't look back.
The only thing I'll say here negatively about Sal EL/Gene is this: Sal C shows no impact from fig mosaic or other viruses. Sal EL/Gene does. I have noticed that whatever virus cocktail I have in my trees, it leaves blemishes and scars on the fruit of Sal EL/Gene, but has no effect on Sal C. It doesn't make the fruit taste any worse, but ... when some people see blemished fruit, they aren't as excited to eat it. Visual appearance is important to some people. I honestly believe the scars/blemishes may happen less if the tree is planted in the ground. I also notice that a LOT of "Mt. Etna" varieties have this problem of scarring - a few in my collection that do the same thing: Bethlehem Black, Marseilles Black VS, Owensboro, Hardy Chicago.
Hope this helps!