After a period of transition, the management of the company is now entrusted to Paola, Francesco’s daughter, and her son Lucio.
In recent years, a corporate restructuring process has been initiated aimed at introducing new native vines, expanding the olive-growing area and replacing the
tobacco production with various arable crops from organic cultivation, a sincere expression of the territory. Currently, three oil labels and a line of five wines are produced from the company’s olive groves and vineyards.
Always with the aim of enhancing the indigenous products of the area with organic practices, the cultivation of an ancient variety of durum wheat, saragolla wheat, was started. This famous yellow grain wheat, introduced in central Italy in 400 AD, spread a lot in Italy during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, so much so that durum wheat in general was identified with the term Saragolla.
From the cultivation of this one-of-a-kind wheat, a line of pasta made entirely from 100% saragolla durum wheat, including wholemeal, was born.
In addition to wheat, the cultivation of indigenous varieties of Benevento legumes such as chickpeas and beans has also developed on the farm.
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