Since 1827, Sant'Agata d'Oneglia has been producing excellent extra virgin olive oil in the beautiful Liguria region of northern Italy, one of the most picturesque coastlines in Europe.
Almost Two Centuries of Superb Olive Oil
The story of Sant'Agata d'Oneglia begins in Imperia, a coastal city in the Liguria region. Liguria is a beautiful region in northwestern Italy, famous for its breathtaking beaches, charming little villages and amazing food. The ancient olive trees of the Taggiasca variety grow here. Introduced to Liguria around 1600 by Benedictine monks, in 1827 the Mela family began producing extra virgin olive oil, pressing the sweet and tasty Taggiasca olives with the village's stone press. Today, the press has been replaced by more modern production methods, capable of guaranteeing quality and authenticity. A tradition passed down for generations. Modern equipment has replaced old production methods, but passion and craftsmanship remain unchanged. These are the values responsible for the success of the mill's traditional recipes and its extra virgin olive oil.
Passion, Tradition and Love
If you ask the Mela family what the secret of the precious Sant'Agata d'Oneglia oil is, they will tell you: passion, tradition and love. On the hills of Imperia, the mill dominates the Ligurian coast; here, the olive trees are pruned and harvested by hand. The olives are harvested before they fully ripen, selected on the same day and cold pressed to create an aromatic olive oil that is naturally pure and free of oxidants. The result is delicate, healthy food and a touch of pure beauty. Today the extra virgin olive oil of Sant'Agata d'Oneglia is appreciated from Europe to Asia to the Americas. The company is a proud member of the "Corporazione dei Mastri Oleari," an important organization of fine oil producers.
Various Varieties of Olive Oil in Liguria
This mill is home to many precious varieties of Italian olives. First of all, the pride of Sant'Agata d'Oneglia: the "Cru Primo Fiore," awarded with the Riviera Ligure - Riviera dei Fiori D.O.P. certificate. It is obtained from Taggiasca olives harvested exclusively from the "Martine Fascei" terraces belonging to the Mela family, 500 meters above sea level. Magnifico is proud to offer you Riviera Ligure D.O.P. Extra Virgin Olive Oil. with a fragrant scent, a sweet and fruity taste and a unique aroma. This extra virgin olive oil is rich in natural antioxidants. A perfect taste of Liguria!