Colavita Olive Oil-A Family Tradition
The Colavita family traces its roots to
the small town of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, about
twenty miles to the east of Campobasso in
the Molise region of Italy. It was there,
four generations ago, that Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive
oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born.
Situated near the border of Apulia, Italy's largest olive growing
region, Sant'Elia was a fitting birthplace
for this true Italian olive oil. Over the years, the Colavita family
became masters at the delicate crafts of "tasting" and blending extra
virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby
regions. This skill enabled the family to produce 100% Italian extra
virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality - a skill that sets
Colavita apart today from the other leading brands in the United States.
Since the inception of the Colavita family brand, product quality
has been the company's top priority. The company's efforts to maintain
strict quality standards have been recognized by the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) that has found Colavita to
be in compliance with the ISO 9002 quality system. Furthermore, the
Italian government, through the CERMET organization, granted Colavita
the much-coveted ability to declare "Certified Authentic Product of
Italy" on its extra virgin olive oil labels. This seal assures consumers
worldwide that Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil is obtained exclusively
from Italian olives, generally regarded as the source of the finest
olive oils in the world.
Today, the company remains firmly grounded in its roots with production
facilities in Sant'Elia and Campobasso.
A facility in nearby Pomezia was recently acquired, giving the company
the added capability to share its products, including organic, flavored
and Novello extra virgin olive oils, throughout the world.