A small but extremely efficient small cooperative sees its beginning in Blera, a small town of Etruscan origins in northern Lazio just north of Rome in the province of Viterbo. In 1965 a small group of cultivators decides to create a small cooperative, unite their efforts so to cut the expensive costs of production.
In the late 1980 the enthusiasm the passion and the hard work and dedication slowly but steadily brings this small cooperative to a progressive grow and by reaching a higher quality level of the product allows them to start commercializing their olive oil.
New investments and a total reorganization of the cooperative and new ideas from all the members oriented to always go forward to make not only a better-quality product but an outstanding one finally pays back by placing Colli Etruschi’s olive oil in some of the best cuisines of national and international Star Michelin Chefs, gourmet shops etc. Further more the upcoming incredible recognition from national and international competition brings this olive oil to new high standard of fine production!
Today they continue this amazing collective project with about now 300 local farmers members cultivating the olive trees, about 40.000 plants distributed on the territory surrounding Blera, following strictly traditional cultivation methods but going hand with new modern extraction technologies that allows to naturally extract the pure juice of the olive without the aid of any other components!
Colli Etruschi Olive Oils
Colli Etruschi is made of a unique olive variety called Canino or Caninese, endemic grown and cultivated only of this particular Etruscan terroir based on ancient volcano rich soil.
A bold round and pungent full green olive oil made from 100% Caninese olives variety, rich in taste and aroma and perfect pungency and a slight tannin sensation when in your mouth.
Definitely an impressive and intensive olive oil that goes very well with traditional local antipasti pasta dishes grilled and braised meats, venison, rustic soups or Porcini Mushrooms