Seduced by gently rolling hills and the discovery of an exceptional soil for olive groves, we were drawn to this estate overlooking the medieval village of Orvieto. Poised amidst a landscape of volcanic origins, the estate was in need of nurturing. Canadian Frank Giustra fell in love with the land, and its promise, and purchased the surrounding orchards in 2010. As a way of demonstrating his commitment to restoring health to the orchards and his Italian heritage, he named the estate after his mother in recognition of her dedication to home and family. Local Orvietano preservationist Cesare Bianchini would bring his singular knowledge of the land to the endeavor, overseeing all the farming and olive oil production.
To acknowledge the rich heritage of olive oil production that dates back to Etruscan times, the single estate has invested in the sustainable care of the land.
We control all aspects of the process: from cultivation to milling, storage, packaging and selling our award-winning Olio Novello and Olio Reserva. This allows you to know when the olives in your bottle were harvested, milled and bottled and the values of their chemical constituency.We pride ourselves in bringing you the freshest olive oil possible, bottling our oil in state-of-the-art nitrogen sealed 18/10 stainless steel bottles to preserve extremely high antioxidants levels and polyphenol count. Our gift to you—organic extra virgin olive oil that is traceable every step of the way, from an estate that employs artisanal methods from an olive oil master and is transparent at every stage.