We are a small family company wich is the result of a dream. Our dream has become true by producing two top-quality extra virgin olive oils. After several years working as farmers, me, Aurelio del Castillo, and my wife, Cati, have been able to produce and market two varieties of extra virgin olive oil: picual and royal. Both varieties of olives are native to our región, Jaen.
Ten years ago, my wife and I decided to change our life. I left my job as a minning ingeneer and manager and we moved to the North of Jaen where my family owned some olive tree terrains. We were looking for a healthy way of life for us and our two small children. We began to farm our olive trees with the dream of producing one of the best olive oils.
We have invested a great deal of time and effort in improving every stage of the farming and the process of produccing olive oil, with an emphasis on taking care of the environment. We carry out an Integrated Produccion Agriculture.
News about Global Warming and destruction of Nature fill us with dismay everyday. For this reason we wanted to do our bit by mixing traditional farming with new technologies in order to make our company sustainable. Now our farming searches quality better than quantity.
We walk among our old olive trees and we look and caress them one by one, so we are able to realize their real needs. We use natural ressources to the full: we let a mantle of herbs, grasses and flowers grow between the rows of olive trees. It fills the soil with nutrients and feeds a large variety of insecs, reptiles and birds which pollinate olive tree flowers and contein plagues. At the same time the microclimate created by the Guadalimar river provides an humid atmosphere which let us optimize water ressources. We also use pruning remains as natural fertilizers. We recicle as much as possible too. These actions are a few examples of our way of farming.
Thanks to that, our olive trees are surrounded by a healthy ecosystem which helps us and reduce our intervention to some precise moments. The respect for the environment and the production of the perfect olive juice are the aims of our work.
We are proud of the reults and we think that the freshness and green sublim colour of our olive oils are the reflexion of a well done work.
Extra virgin olive oil from homegrown
enjoy our varieties of royal and picual oil