The Area

A corner of Sicily where olive oil recalls traditions and values of an area devoted to olive trees

The red-hot sun and the heady smell of the sea touch Campobello di Licata, an area that has always been given over to olive tree growing and viticulture.
This unique place is just a few miles from the Mediterranean Sea and the Valley of the Temples, in a hilly and propitious position.
Located 300 metres above sea level, here the hot and dry weather and also the perfect morphology of the ground give the olive oil those intense pleasant smells that only Sicily can provide.

Here to play the lord and master is Moresca that together with other cultivars such as Nocellara del Belice and Biancolilla make this Sicilian corner an undisputed leader among all the high quality extra-virgin olive oils.
Lu Trappitu are an organic firm holding the ICEA Certification and aiming at increasing the value of these autochthonous cultivars through the planting of new olive systems.

It has always been said that to know an olive tree thoroughly the best thing to do is heading towards the south coast of the island where the sirocco, after crossing the sea, meet it first.
This warm breeze is like a gentle caress able to let those curiously bicolour leaves vibrate.
It is then possible to find again the sea caress among the flavours of thisextra-virgin olive oil.


Lu Trappitu consider sustainability a lifestyle.
In order to safeguard the territory, in the perspective of a green economy, our performances are always carried out in the respect of the environment and the community.
We commit ourself in carrying out targeted actions aiming at a continuous improvement towards increasing levels of sustainability.

In our olive groves we exercise certain techniques with a reduced environmental impact, such as the “green manure” technique.
It involves the planting of a herbaceous plant (e.g. broad bean, clover, vetch) with a fertilizing role for the olive grove where it is seeded.

This is a strategic technique thanks to its capacity to fix the atmospheric nitrogen that is then released into the ground.

The modern and technological structure of the oil mill is completely self-sufficient thanks to an adjoining photovoltaic system that exploits the energy of the sunlight to the utmost, without producing CO2 emissions.

The water , used in the production cycle and also in all the farm, is warmed thanks to a boiler that uses as a fuel the stole coming from the production reject of the olives!

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