The Aceituno Family
The last name Aceituno is synonymous with olive. The Egyptian «Zaitun» comes from, which means «wild olive», a family name that perfectly defines this family from Vienna with a marked olive tradition.
For decades, the Aceituno-García family has taken care of the lands with care to obtain the best fruit. Several generations linked to the cultivation and tillage of the land, in a traditional way, as they are farms of “mountain olive groves” where the main tool was the hand of man.
Four elements converge in the gestation of these fruits.
Lands, grateful, dryland crops that year after year take their crops forward thanks to their vegetable covers that allow to keep moisture and freshness and nourish the plant in the hottest months.
Water, that without falling abundantly or torrentially, makes its presence in its fair measure in the mountains of the Sierra Sur, keeping the plant hydrated throughout the year without the need for irrigation, unlike other countryside areas.
Wind, soft, that rocks the plant, the oxygen, refreshes it and gives it vitality contributing to its growth. Surrounded by Mediterranean mountains and without any contamination due to lack of industrial activity around them, the olive trees of the Sierra Sur dance to the sound of the gentle mountain breeze, showing the silvery underside of the picual variety leaf, so they receive the nickname of «snowfall».
Fire, the sun of the summer months promotes an ideal temperature at the time of flowering accelerating the gestation of the fruit. It is an indoor Mediterranean climate, but without whipping the plant excessively thanks to the freshness that brings the proximity to the mountain, which in turn allows you to have a green fruit on dates in which in most of places are already mature, and from which this EVOO is obtained, of an intense green color, which gives it the high index of chlorophyll and polyphenols that it contains, and especially standing out for its enormous content of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) what make the OLIVE EVOO a fresh olive juice, with a balanced flavor in intensity and fruity aromas that evoke freshly cut grass, leaf, olive branch ... highly healthy as it is a natural antioxidant for our body.
The new Generation
UNOACEIT born of the need to continue hard work throughout the history of our family in the cultivation of the olive grove and the olive harvest, our symbol of identity.
For generations, these mountain lands were carved by hand, plowed by means of beasts, dug by hoe, fertilized with natural manure, … preparing their roofs, to obtain from their olive trees the best fruits, olives traditionally beached with chestnut rods, harvested from the ground one by one in esparto spurs.
That concept of traditional olive grove was changing slightly, because the steep terrain does not allow for greater mechanization, but always, the last phase of the process was lacking, obtaining our own EVOO. That hard work was always lacking continuity, because it ended after the collection and transfer to the mill, where other hands were responsible for obtaining the product with the fruits of all the growers.
From that need, to complete the entire process, to see the fruit of so much dedication and work, to give a new generational change so that these lands remain in the hands of the family, born ACEITUNO, our own oil, for which the Lands with care, those trees that will provide each campaign with the best fruits are selected, depending on the weather, the terrain, the precise time of harvest is chosen, with the appropriate temperature, ensuring that the fruit does not suffer any erosion and is transferred to the oil mill in hours, in the best conditions, for its milling at the moment, thus keeping all its properties intact. A new approach to maintaining the traditional olive grove, to get the best of it and make it arrive exclusively, through limited production, to the best tables in the world.
That is our philosophy, a job well done to get an exclusive product, available to the most exquisite palates.