We've been keeping olive trees for over two centuries

our olive oil makes your face shine

Since when does an olive oil make your face shine?

The author of psalm 104 might be the right person to ask, because in verses 14 and 15 he writes:

He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate - bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their heart.

What did he mean? Was he referring to olive oil as fuel for lighting? Or as ointment for body care? Or simply as foodstuff? We don’t actually know the right answer, but we fully share this statement every time we taste our extra virgin olive oil: whether it’s a slice of bread or a gourmet meal makes no difference-- they both show it’s not just a salad dressing!

 

Salmareggi

We are the last generation of a farming family living in Umbria for centuries. Our ancestors devoted themselves to olive growing on their estates near Assisi, Spello, Foligno and Trevi. Over the years they faced several ups and downs and transformations as the entire sector underwent significant change. Today we are taking up the challenges of the present moment, staying loyal to our roots where we always find the right inspiration to produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil.

Preserve, ensure, evolve

How? Maintaining the existing trees; converting to organic farming; working with highly skilled specialists in the field; choosing innovative techniques for cultivation to ensure sustainable development, respect for the environment and for our staff; sharing multidisciplinary decision-making processes.
 
 

100% Moraiolo

This evo oil comes solely from the moriaiolo cultivar. The olive grove area called chiusa dei frati has always produced the best extra virgin olive oil, thanks to its well-drained soil, optimal exposure to sunlight and very heathy trees. It is our flagship product, with a strong personality, and it deservedly claims a starring role.

Tradition and care

Blend of moraiolio, frantoio and leccino. Its name means tradition and care: Manacco was one of the old sharecroppers living on the farm, and he used the namesake chiusa to produce oil for his family. It is a combination of unique tastes and scents coming from the most famous cultivars in the region.

 

I Cappuccini

Our extra virgin olive oil comes from tenuta dei Cappuccini, in the P.D.O. area called Colli Assisi Spoleto. There are about 4,000 trees, mostly over 100 years old, on a half-moon shaped land 300 metres above sea level, near the town of Foligno. Our cultivars are: moraiolo, frantoio and leccino.

Umbria

The following key facts are enough to show the suitability of this region for olive growing: the so-called Fascia olivata Assisi - Spoleto is the first Italian site to be included in the F.A.O.’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) list; and although a small region, Umbria now has as many as five P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) areas: Colli Assisi Spoleto, Colli Martani; Colli Amerini; Colli del Trasimeno; Colli Orvietani.