canino10In the municipalities of Canino, Arlena di Castro, Cellere, Ischia di Castro, Farnese, Tessennano and partly in those of Tuscania and Montalto di Castro olive oil is produced from a very long time and in 1996 it has obtained the designation of origin withunder Regulation (EC) No. 1263/96.

On these volcanic soils Etruscans were growing olive trees, but starting only from the second half of the 20th century, local olive farms experienced a remarkable development through land reform, when the lands belonging to the Prince of Torlonia were expropriated and distributed among farmers, and the olive oil cooperative was established.
The olives of the cultivars Canino, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino and Frantoio, grown separately or jointly up to 100% (other varieties can be added up to a maximum of 5%), are used to produce an emerald green olive oil with golden hues, a fruity odour and a strong flavour with a bitter and spicy aftertaste.

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