We decided to create our farm as if it were a "factory" which can be utilIsed in a multitude of different ways. On the one hand, it can be considered as a farm in the strict sense of the word, which refers to the agricultural land and the countryside we own and in which we operate.
On the other, the farm can be described as a place of activity, a "factory" in the English sense of the word; meaning a production plant, a place in which a mill is located and where olives are transported and transformed into oil.
The farm can also be considered as a kind of "think tank"; a place for meetings and deliberation, the ideas from which are squeezed, distributed and shared in addition to the olives themselves.
Our countryside cultivated with olive trees, vines, legumes, cereals and other crops, are located in various localities of Salento, in Southern Puglia.
It is not a single corporate body, but the result of multiple funds and holdings located in the countryside of San Pietro in Lama, Lequile, Monteroni, Nardo, Copertino, Leverano - not by choice, but because it is the nature of the specific area in which we operate.
The company's corporate and operational headquarters are based in San Pietro in Lama, in Salento, South of Puglia, in the province of Lecce, on the border of the capital.History
A solid family tradition, in the interest of continuity. With Francesco Caricato.
To provide an account of a family's history is always a complex process.
The year 1815 which we often refer to, is not a random date. It coincides with the need to hark back to our roots.
We looked into our predecessors and respective manufacturing activity, up to the exact year in which it all began: 1815.
It is the story of a family, ours and a combination of different surnames that have intertwined and succeeded each other. So, working backwards, between various degrees of kinship, we wanted to honour the memory of a family tradition.
In keeping with time-honoured customs, our main focus is to continue to respect the value of this fruit-bearing terrain. And, as did our predecessors, we consider it our pleasure and duty to preserve this tradition in the interest of continuity.Francesco Caricato
Born in 1971 in San Pietro in Lama, on the outskirts of Lecce, in Salento, South of Puglia, he is the founder and director of the Casa d'Olivo cultural center.
Oleologist and professional olive oil taster, he contributesto the magazines "Olio Officina Magazine" and "Oliocentrico". He is the owner of Caricato Factory and is the author (for the Olio Officina editions) of the volume "Tutto sull'olio": An essential guide to the knowledge and use of extra virgin oils at the dinner table and in the kitchen.
Our EVO oils are obtained from organic agriculture: we take care of our lands and we only get good things!
The "Tatanoso" is a blend of oils obtained from Frantoio, Nociara, Cellina di Nardò, Ogliarola di Lecce and Cornulara olives. It has a distinct artichoke flavour and a perfect balance of bitter and spicy notes.
"Tatanoso" is a blend of oils obtained from Frantoio, Nociara, Cellina di Nardò, Ogliarola di Lecce and Cornulara olives.
The percentage of these three distinct types of oils is not stated, not only because it varies from olive to olive cultivation,
but because it is what makes the oil distinctly unique, and is therefore, kept secret.
Available in 100 ml cans, 750 ml glass bottles, 5 liters Bag in Box.
The pure taste of "Tatanoso"
It is pale green in appearance with a gold tone and transparent.
It has a moderately intense fruity aroma, with a distinct taste of green olive and notes of field grass and a slight touchof
It has an artichoke flavour and the perfect balance of bitter and spicy notes, kicked off by an initial sensation of sweetness.
The aftertaste is reminiscent of almond, green grass with a touch of spice.
The "Tatanoso"as a compliment other food
As it was initially intended, proves to be a versatile extra virgin olive oil, suitable both prior and during the cooking process.
Being a moderately fruity oil, it lends itself to various uses, without ever covering the flavours of other foods.
Ideal with bruschetta, legume soups, vegetable purees, rice salads, grilled fish, grilled meats, fried fish and vegetables.
TATANOSO VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Ripe olive fruitiness reminiscent of almond, ideal for use in the kitchen both in cooking and raw on soups, pasta, vegetables
Obtained mainly from Cellina di Nardò and Ogliarola di Lecce olives, harvested directly from the plant through the use of combs, crushed with stone wheels and cold pressed.
Ripe olive fruitiness with a hint of almond, ideal for use in the kitchen both in cooking and raw on soups, pasta, vegetables,
cheeses and all types of meat. Also excellent for frying.
Available in 100 ml cans and 5 litre Bag in Box
PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
We also like to offer them in elegant packaging: our bottles are protected by a silver shrink film inside with a double function.
It protects from light and gives a unique elegance to our packaging. In addition, we have applied anti-burglary caps that protect our oil from the air.
It is possible to buy our oil in the innovative 5 liter BAG IN BOX. The Bag In Box is a container for liquid food consisting of a
cardboard box (BOX) that contains and protects a bag (BAG) equipped with a helpful tap.
These are the reasons why our EVO oils are best before two years up to the final drop.