FOR TWO DECADES, WE HAVE BEEN DEDICATED TO PRESERVING AND ENHANCING OUR PRECIOUS TERRITORY, CREATING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND WE BRINGING THE EXCELLENCE OF 'MADE IN SICILY' IN THE WORLD.
In 2003, our fathers and lifelong friends, initiated the Agrestis cooperative to protect the numerous ancient olive trees that grew in the nearby, now abandoned countryside, transforming the small-scale domestic olive oil production into a full-fledged high-level business. Later on, we also joined the project, contributing with our knowledge and passion, introducing innovation and modernity into the already awarded family-runned company.
Buccheri, with its 820 meters of altitude, is the highest municipality in the Iblei Mountains. Right here, on our steep and terraced land, miles away from industrialized world, the olive tree symbolizes an ancient culture, especially for the Tonda Iblea cultivar, which finds its ideal habitat here.
This native variety of our region, challenging to cultivate, produces an extraordinarily fruity oil with hints of green tomato, freshly mown grass, white apple, basil, mint and parsley. On the palate, it stands out for its character with notes of lettuce, fresh fava beans and celery, accompanied by a strong, bitter, and spicy flavour.
Our company is based on organic and sustainable agriculture. We primarily produce certified organic commmoditues and do not use any chemical additives and fertilizers either in our olive groves nor on our products. We look after each individual tree, observing every stage of the process, from soil care and milling, to storage and bottling of our oil, to ensure the highest quality possible.