A STORY HANDED DOWN FROM AFAR
Centonze oil has a story that must be told. Its origins are ancient, blossoming along the Mediterranean until reaching us – Custodians of an Olive Oil Legacy.
The present cannot be understood without the past. By telling you about our roots, we take you on a trip back in time through the history of a civilization that introduced us to the extraordinary olive tree: the ancient Greeks.
Present in Asia Minor and Syria since 5,000 B.C., the olive tree was valued for its noble properties. The oil that was extracted at that time was used mainly for preserving food and as fuel to illuminate and heat houses and cities.
A new light that the Greeks would bring to the colonized sites, up to Sicily, to the magnificent Selinunte – where “Case di Latomie” would one day come into existence.
OUR OLIVE OIL
A UNIQUE OLIVE OIL
Our olive oil is exceptional because of the unique characteristics of the place where it is produced. In fact, the olive trees are nourished by the mineral present in abundance in the tuff rock on which they majestically stand.
The location endows the olives and the olive oil with an unexpected harmony although Nocellara del Belice, Cerasuola and Biancolilla are characterized by marked notes of organoleptic strength, typical of Sicilian varieties.
Centonze olive oil, a pure and ideal food for enhancing the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, is characterized by its green colour, fruity fragrance, and rich, complex aromatic composition.
These qualities have made the company winner of numerous national and international awards. In May, 2015 Centonze was recognized with the prestigious Slow Food Presidium of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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