We are so lucky to get an allocation of this very special extra virgin olive oil from Decimi, one of the premier olive oil producers in Umbria, Italy.
This extra virgin olive oil is comprised of Moraiolo (80%), and ancient Umbrian olive (20%) varietals
We only received 6 bottles!
This oil is designated as a Slow Food Presidio product — a benchmark for small-scale producers that helps consumers identify Presidia products and protect themselves from an increasing number of imitations on the market.
In Bettona, Umbria, Graziano Decimi of Decimi
Olive Oil has evolved his family passion for
artisan workmanship into a state-of-the-art olive
oil press that is fully integrated into his home
and family life.
Graziano started his working life in the Italian
world of Italian shoes and rebuilding rural
homes, understanding quality of production -
but not yet as it applied to olive oil.
In 2004 an olive oil tasting which paired different
oils with complimentary foods changed his life.
He understood at that moment the richness
that the olive trees surrounding his ancestral
Umbrian home could produce. Gradually he
transitioned from building homes and local
buildings to converting his own home and olive
oil mill into the best press he could have, in order to create the best possible olive oil. He was a
diligent student of olive oil, machinery, and olive
tree farming for 4 years before he received his
first award in 2008.
Over the years Graziano - and now his wife
Romina and daughter Margherita have never
ceased to grow and learn. They bought lands
in the San Felice locality and began to work
with local tree owners, steadily improving their
craft. Later Graziano met Giorgio Mori (who
also works with our Madonna dell’Olivo) who
taught him the art of batch processing olives per
harvest and variety, to make an oil of the day
and of the moment.
Produced and bottled by Decimi with olives grown, harvested, and pressed at the Decimi Estate in Italy.
500 milliliter (16.8 ounce) bottle