Carrying on a family tradition that prizes land, culture and art, in the 90s Antonio and Lucia Ficara bought Tenuta CAVASECCA: an inestimable arboreal heritage of 50 hectares. With their four children - Paolo, Silvia, Dario and Francesco - they start a business based on the ancient canons of beauty peasant and oriented to quality, creativity and style.
The love for this type of cultivation and the desire to produce a P.D.O. organic olive oil, led the family to integrate the centuries old existing Siracusana, Nocellara, Biancolilla and Oglialora (Verdesa) trees, with thousands of Tonda Iblea trees. At present, the organic and P.D.O.olive tree grove covers an area of 25 hectares, grown in the shape of lowered umbrella and spaced 6 metres apart.

Nowadays Dario, after his brilliant economics studies at Bocconi University in Milan and several professional experiences abroad, took the reins of the company with the same energy and passion of his parents.

Tenuta CAVASECCA is situated at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. Tonda Iblea variety accounts for 65% of the cultivated surface, while the remaining 35% consists of the cultivars Siracusana (Zaituna), Biancolilla, Nocellara and Oglialora (Verdesa). The organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil D.O.P. CAVASECCA is obtained solely from olives grown on the estate, in full compliance with methods provided by the organic farming system. The Protected Designation of Origin guarantees the validity of the declared origin, of production rules observation and of the nutritional and organoleptic qualities. P.D.O. is not simply an acronym, it is a VALUE.

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