What we do

We produce an award winning extra virgin olive oil with the best Carolea and Nocellara olives

How we do it

We take extraordinary care in all the phases of production to obtain an award winning extra virgin olive oil.
Cultivation
“Respect for nature”

We use low impact and strict agricultural technics, in compliance with EC regulation on the integrated farming system.

 

Highly experienced agronomists support our team making sure the olive trees and their fruits are always as healthy as possible.

Harvest
“Early stage of ripening”

A critical time as far as quality is concerned; this is why our olives are picked at the early stage of ripening ensuring a strong presence of phenolic and aromatic substances, which give most of the quality and flavors to the extra virgin olive oil.

 

We pick the olives from the end of September to the middle of November.

Extraction
“Within 6 hrs from harvest”

The oil is cold extracted and the olives are processed within 6 hours from harvesting to avoid fermentation.

 

The mill, located within 5 minutes drive from the olive groves, combines modern extraction technology without addition of water, resulting in a more eco-friendly and top quality extra virgin olive oil.

Storage & Bottling
“Preserving the flavor”

Once extracted the extra virgin olive oil is stored in perfectly clean stainless steel tanks and protected with inert nitrogen to block oxidation.

 

We store our tanks in our warehouse with temperature under control. We bottle only the extra virgin olive oil that we produce.

OUR STORY

A family estate with centenary trees overlooking the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean sea in Calabria and a doctor, my grandfather, who believed in the extraordinary health benefits of high quality extra virgin olive oil.

I grew up playing with my sister and my cousins in the family olive groves, embracing a genuine love for our countryside and our beautiful landscape. We all learned to follow the seasons, the slow process of growth that requires calmness and empathy for nature’s cycles.

Inspired by this significant heritage, my family now in its third generation, continues to invest in quality, innovation and sustainable farming, making Tenute Cristiano available to connoisseurs looking for excellent Italian extra virgin olive oil.

GUIDES & AWARDS

Panel tasters of the most famous international extra virgin olive oil guides have applauded our premium extravirgin. We are proud to be featured in:

  • Flos Olei 
  • Slow Food
  • Terre d’Olio
  • Gambero Rosso
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Our hard work is consistently rewarded by important international awards:

  • Domina IOOC
  • Terra Olivo 
  • Great Taste Awards 

TESTIMONIALS

MEET THE TEAM

Find out more about the fascinating people who make up our team
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Scarlett

Co-Founder

Half Italian half English Scarlett has run the family estate for many years. Her love for nature and her holistic approach are at the heart of our responsible farming. Scarlett's attention to detail and perseverance has made Tenute Cristiano an award winning extra virgin olive oil.

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Isabella

Co-Founder

Scarlett’s daughter, Isabella is the soul of Tenute Cristiano. A fine art and food lover, she lives between London and the South of Italy. Strong believer in the Mediterranean diet, considered a lifestyle more than a way of eating, her aim is to make the best Italian extra virgin olive oil.

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Barbara

Quality Manager

Barbara is a sommelier and olive oil expert. She is a food lover and makes amazing dishes. She always says: ``through food you really get to know the culture and the philosophy of a place. From Michelin star restaurants to small unknown little gems, every dish takes you on to a new journey``.

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Hectares cultivated
8000
Trees harvested
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Varieties bottled

CONTACT US

Ready to know more? Our mission is to deliver an excellent Italian extra virgin olive oil made with artisanal love to your tables around the world.

ADDRESS

Azienda Agricola Antonio Cristiano

Località Angillito

88046 Lamezia Terme (CZ) Italy

E-MAIL

info@tenutecristiano.com

WHERE?

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