Every day we look at the ancient millstones placed around our house and every day we work for the future.
It all started in 1915 when our great-grandfather Stefano Saguato, known as Ciciò, decided to use the lilttle money he had to buy a small part of our current oil mill, which had already been used as mill in the past. Our grandfather Pierin was born, and the activity is handed down, the passion begins to grow in our family, because you know, when you dedicate your whole life to it, even a mere activity can become something more important and deeper.
Just think that every morning, the grandparents were going to the countryside with the mule when it was still night to be ready to work in the first lights of the morning and they only stopped when it was coming dark again. The grandfather often told us that when our grandmother Anita was pregnant with our father she continued to go to the countryside to burn the cut branches of the trees and she stopped only 4 days before giving the birth, or that great-grandfather Ciciò, in his last years of life , he spent his days in the mill weighing the oil produced and calculating the yield, but, being blind, he had to count the marks on the scale with his fingers to understand the weight; we can also tell something about about our father, who even if he was a child he was not allowed to play in the countryside if first he had not filled a basket with olives. Furthermore, it must be said that the agricultural lands are all sloping.
To grow olives it is necessary to create terraces, supported by dry stone walls. It is thousands of cubic meters of stones. The art of building them is an intangible heritage of Humanity for Unesco. It is perhaps all these efforts that have transformed a job into a passion, which does not take shortcuts into consideration, because our goal is to ensure quality and make us proud of our sacrifices. We work today as centuries ago, with minimal mechanization. Continuous work and sacrifices are the basic ingredients of our production.
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