The Azienda Agricola D’Assisi has been producing for more than a century extra-virgin olive oil of superb quality by using solely olives grown in its family owned olive grapes lying on the soft slopes of the hills of Sannio Beneventano.
The Azienda takes pride in using only environmentally friendly techniques in the entire processing cycle and in honoring the legacy of the rural tradition: the commitment to this culture of quality lends to the oil “Gocce di Natura” unique organoleptic features.
The company produces 3 lines of extra-virgin olive oils:
The olive picking process, even if facilitated by mechanical aids, is entirely manual so to preserve the highest integrity of the fruit. The freshly picked olives are stored in containers with holes, in order to ensure proper ventilation of the fruits and avoid principles of fermentation that would alter the final product. The grinding of the olives takes place in certified oil mills within eight hours from the picking and the oil is obtained with a continuous-cycle cold extraction process.
The oil is stocked in special stainless steel tanks emptied of air, placed in ventilated rooms kept at a constant temperature, in order to preserve the quality of the product.
It gets bottled only upon receiving of presence of orders.
The Azienda relies on the expert advice and support of a seasoned team of agronomists and it participates a series of programs issued by the European Community, a prestige that guarantees the Traceability of the extra-virgin olive oil (CSQA international traceability code: TBNT3, in compliance with UNI EN ISO 22005:2008).
The Azienda produces certified biological extra-virgin olive oil (organic operator Suolo e Salute code: IT BIO 006 T1429) from 2012.
Our oils have been selected by the prestigious Extra Virgin Guides:
– “Guide to Extra-Virgin”,by the Slow Food Editor;
– “Oli d’Italia” by Gambero Rosso;
– “Terred’Olio”, by Mestrod’Olio Editor;
– “BIBENDA” , on line guide
All our extra virgin olive oils are available and distributed in the following formats:
Bottles: 0,10Lt; 0,25Lt; 0,50Lt; 0,75Lt;
Tanks: 3,0Lt; 5,0Lt
Our Gocce di Natura ORTICE and ORTICE di FRANCESCO oils are part of the Slow Food Presidium: Slow Food has created a national Presidium that promotes the environmental, landscape, health and economic value of Italian extra-virgin olive oil.
L’ORTICE di FRANCESCO won the award GRANDE OLIO SLOW FOOD
Currently our extra-virgin olive oils are sold in Italy, Holland, Poland, USA.
The Azienda Agricola is owned and operated by the D’Assisi family.