OLEA PRILIS

is a mythical variety of olive tree, one that emerged from the waters of a vanished lake.

lago prilis

THE ORIGIN

Vetulonia was an Etruscan stronghold that dominated the low plains of Grosseto facing the Tyrrhenian Sea as far back as the 7th and early 6th century BC. These low lands were flooded by the salty waters of the lake Prile, or as the Romans called it “Lacus Prilis”. Until the second half of the fourteenth century its salty waters flooded the land of our farm. In those remote days the salt trade was one of Grosseto’s most important economic resources. When the salinity of the lake was lost due to over exploitation, it turned into a stagnant marshland cursed by mosquitos, that so much sufferance carried to this region because they were the vehicle of malaria. It took a painstaking human effort, that started in 1592 and finished in the 1960’s to drain these marshes and to finally give rise to the fertile plains that now home our trees, 

which we lovingly call the “OLEA PRILIS”.

Olive Oil

If you are a food lover and like to take care of your health and diet, then finding a good olive oil is as pleasurable as it comes.

There are so many out there, so many well produced brands that originate from all over the world and particularly from the Mediterranean region, that the choice can be as overwhelming as finding a good wine.

We believe that over and above brand names and popularity, your choice should be made purely on what you like, experimenting until you find a special flavor or taste that resonates and binds with the flavors of your food, amplifying and elevating the deliciousness of your diet – with our oil, that is our ultimate goal.

Despite the presence of olive oil in your diet, you may actually have never tasted a truly excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The good news is that once you have tasted a high- quality one, you will never look back! That fresh, fruit- kissed, richly textured ingredient that is the friend of food connoisseurs and celebrated chefs throughout the world, will be something you crave in your everyday diet.

quality

As pure olive oil is basically pure olive juice, it shouldn’t be kept for a long period of time.

Packaging

Packaging matters, dark bottles, or preferably metal cans, help protect the oil from sunlight and preserve its freshness.

Temperature

EVOO Oils should be stored in the dark at an optimum steady temperature of 15° Celsius.

Olive Oil

If you are a food lover and like to take care of your health and diet, then finding a good olive oil is as pleasurable as it comes.

There are so many out there, so many well produced brands that originate from all over the world and particularly from the Mediterranean region, that the choice can be as overwhelming as finding a good wine.

We believe that over and above brand names and popularity, your choice should be made purely on what you like, experimenting until you find a special flavor or taste that resonates and binds with the flavors of your food, amplifying and elevating the deliciousness of your diet – with our oil, that is our ultimate goal.

Despite the presence of olive oil in your diet, you may actually have never tasted a truly excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The good news is that once you have tasted a high- quality one, you will never look back! That fresh, fruit- kissed, richly textured ingredient that is the friend of food connoisseurs and celebrated chefs throughout the world, will be something you crave in your everyday diet.

quality

As pure olive oil is basically pure olive juice, it shouldn’t be kept for a long period of time.

Packaging

Packaging matters, dark bottles, or preferably metal cans, help protect the oil from sunlight and preserve its freshness.

Temperature

EVOO Oils should be stored in the dark at an optimum steady temperature of 15° Celsius.

olive macchina

Our extra virgin olive oil

At Olea Prilis, we extract our Extra Virgin Oil from olives that we select and pick, prevalently from our own trees that we lovingly cultivate and grow. This reliance on our own land and, and land of our associated olive producers that we know and respect, forms the basis of the transparency, traceability and trust we want to build with our clients. All our processes are open to your scrutiny and all our products are totally traceable.

The respect we have for our trees and olives means that the availability of our oil is subject to the laws of nature: Olive trees are not regular in their yields, which can vary significantly from year to year, depending primarily on climate factors, which in turn affects the amount and quality of olives, as well as their yield in oil.

Technology

We use precision farming technology to ensure the lowest impact while growing and caring for our trees.

Passion

We produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the greatest respect and commitment towards Oil, our clients, the environment and to maintaining a correct work ethic within our farm.

Watch the video and discover how we work at the Olea Prilis farm…

At Olea Prilis to ensure the oil reaches you, the consumer, in the best possible form and in order to deliver you the finest quality, we strive to:

  • Grow / select first-class olives.
  • Determine optimum ripness.
  • Pick olives without damaging them, preventing contact with soil and other contaminating agents.
  • Store the olives at ideal temperature preventing them from heating in large containers.
  • Begin the extraction process as soon as possible after picking.
  • Select the best in class extraction equipment and standards of the olive mill, in Italian – il Frantoio.
  • Maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene of the equipment, workspace and operators.
  • Monitor every step of the extraction process reducing duration and exposure to heat and oxygen.
  • Filter immediately the “olive Juice” before storage: Filtering removes moisture content and Sediments. Filtration increases stability and durability of the EVOO.
  • Store in optimum conditions in temperature controlled dark tanks without oxygen.
Olio toscano certificazione IGP

Tuscan EVOO

Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, a unique heritage of the territory and culture of this region of Italy, is protected since 1998 by the officially recognized denomination of; Protected Geographical Indication. Tuscan IGP extra virgin olive oil offers maximum certainty in terms of authenticity. The Consortium guarantees each bottle with its seal verifying the entire production chain, rigorously made in Tuscany, from the tree to the bottle. Toscano IGP EVOO is also subject to rigorous chemical and sensorial tests to check its compliance with the production protocol.

Certificate of conformity

Organic

We have had to come to terms with all the flaws and weak links in the organic certification process of most foods. Nonetheless we follow the practical and bureaucratic processes as instructed by our certification partners strictly. We are supervised by QCertificazioni, a fully regulated independent certification agency. Much more importantly, in our mindset, we are happy to provide our clients with any degree of transparency they may require to reassure them on matters concerning our EVOO; our processes and their nutritional safety.

organic authorization
Consiglio Oleicolo Internazionale

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Extra Virgin olive oil is made by crushing selected olives at the optimum point of ripeness and extracting their juice that is rich in aromas and health-promoting nutrients. Extra Virgin is the highest quality and most highly valued classification under current international standards and means the oil is extracted entirely mechanically at low temperatures, ensuring the retention of its finest properties. EVOO has to posses well defined chemical properties in order to be defined as such. Producing Extra Virgin Olive oil is a complex exercise. The moment the olive is picked from the tree the oxidation of the oil it contains begins. From this first moment to when the oil reaches your palate it’s a fight against oxygen.

oil analysis
Consiglio Oleicolo Internazionale

FDA Certificate of Registration

This certificate affirms that the Società Agricola Swiss Olives S.S. is registered with the US FDA pursuant to the regulations required by the US laws.

Certificate of Registration
Respect for nature

The respect we have for our trees and olives means that the availability of our oil is subject to the laws of nature.

DISCOVER MORE

The health benefits
of Olive Oil

  • Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats
  • Olive oil contains large amounts of antioxidants
  • Olive oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties
  • Olive oil is protective against heart disease
  • Olive oil has antibacterial properties
  • Olive oil is not associated with weight gain and obesity
  • It prevents the development of different pathologies

The Mediterranean Diet has been defined – A Recipe for Wellness – and EVOO is the Common Denominator in the Mediterranean Diets, it is an essential nutritional mainstay, a true SUPERFOOD that offers unrivaled health benefits

All this goes to show that quality extra virgin olive oil is incredibly healthy. Thanks to its Polyphenols*, the most interesting things contained in EVOO that very few have heard of it is the healthiest fat on the planet:

*Polyphenols are a category of aromatic chemicals that naturally occur in plants. There are more than 500 unique polyphenols. Collectively, these chemicals are known as phytochemicals, they generate a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. There are abundant polyphenols in the fruit of the olive tree.

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