Luisa, Gaetano and Enzo. This is who we are. We were born in the land of olive trees in southern Italy. Since childhood we have been exposed to the dialects, the landscapes and tastes of many Italian regions. We followed our parents in the cities where they went to work and we have been travelling for work ourselves. Italy is a very diverse country with the common thread of bread and oil. For us, oil has always been the grounds of nutrition and flavour. This has inspired us to gather knowledge about all Italian extra virgin olive oils by getting closer to the producers, by tasting a variety of oils to understand them better, to find out that we have always loved these differences in flavours.
But olive oil has also a long, ancient story to tell itself. It's mostly unknown, as indeed the best oils of Italy. Not all Italian top quality produces can reach the shelves of the shops and markets around the world. These are the ones we want you to know.
All the proposed oils are produced according to organic farming practices. Each oil comes from a different cultivar. The cultivar is a special kind of olive rooted in a precise terroir and only there. We suggest four cultivars which come from four Italian regions, very different from each other. But if you will follow us on this gastronomic and cultural journey we will have the pleasure and the honour to present you many other varieties that make Italy so rich.
The monks of St.Columban brought this small olive to Taggia which gives a yellow oil that smells of ripe fruit with hints of fresh almond and lettuce. A little gem of delicate elegance.
Plunged in a landscape of immense beauty, the Frantoio gives a fruit that at harvesting time turns to a deep purple, almost black. fruity green oil with aromas of grass, banana and artichoke it's extracted from it. It's pure magic.
In the splendid plateau of the Murgia, between the hills and the Adriatic Sea, lives one of the most fascinating and ancient varieties of this magnificent olive population. Fresh on the palate with unreal spicy and bitter notes.
Sicilian Tonda Iblea
Generous and tasty, like its land. It rewards the love of those who cultivate it with a big, rounded fruit. The oil carries a scent of tomato and notes of basil and celery. It has a an harmonious and progressive spicy taste, always sweet. They are drops of sunshine.