OUR GENES

Gene. “a DNA sequence that constitutes the functional unit for the transmission of hereditary characters.”. Definition at RAE

We carry it in our DNA.  In our genetic code, the Gene of Olive stands out.  That gene was made 6 generations ago.  Our great-great-grandfather, Jose Maria, took special interest in olive trees, their fruit, and their unique juice.  He acquired the first lands of the family.  Afterwards, his son, Pepe, extended the legacy.  They created a tradition that has lasted for six generations.  We want you to have the pleasure of participating in this tradition.

We are grateful for the past, living in the present, and we always have our vision placed in this arising and exciting project.  We continue the legacy of our ancestors.  We broaden our horizons for a more current perspective.  We take care of every fruit of our olive trees and every step of the process for creating our Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  This we have always done and we will continue to do.  We will take advantage of our opportunities in these new times.  This will grant our EVOO to have a supreme quality.

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THE OLIVE TREES

The family’s olive groves are located in the Eastern Cordova countryside on the border of Jaen.  A land of long olive tradition, where it’s characteristic limestone and clay soils, together with the temperature continental climate make up the perfect environment for the cultivation of our admired trees.

In our lands, on hills and valleys, we combine traditional plantations of ancient olive trees with more recent ones in an intensive cultivation.  Among the olives of our olive trees one can find:

Picual

This type is recognized by the pointed apex of its fruit.  This vigorous and resistant olive is the most cultivated in our lands.  The acumen of its production, its friendly side in the cultivation, the stability of its juice, with a high content of oleic acid, gives the juice its popularity.  A fruity flavor predominates its oil.  The oil from this olive also has pronounced attributes of bitter and spicy that are mitigated with the passing of time.

Hojiblanca

(White leaf) – This tree has its name because its leaves have a whitish color.  The hojiblanca tree is resistant to calcareous soil.  It remains strong in drought and it is tolerant of the winter cold.  The hojiblanca’s fruit has a multifaceted appearance.  It is gray and voluminous.  The fruit is also rounded and symmetrical.  The oil of this tree has a predominate vegetable flavor.  Further attributes of its taste are: an initial sweetness, a fruity fragrance of fresh grass, a light bitterness, slightly spicy in the throat, and a final aftertaste of almond.

Picudo

Is a tree with open bearing, thick cup, rustic, and tardive.  This olive tree with great rooting capacity, adapts well to the limestone areas.  Its fruit finishes with a peak and it has outstanding organoleptic characteristics.  Its oil has a pleasant taste of almond and wood.  It is also characterized by its fluidity, a fruity flavor, and a surrounding fragrance.

Do you want to try our EVOO?