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COLAVITA Export company from Italy

Our products

Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Selezione Italiana”

From the loving care and passion the Colavita family has been devoting to Italian products for four generations comes “Selezione italiana”, the result of a painstaking selection of the finest olives, harvested and pressed just as they begin to ripen, exclusively in Italy (certified by Cermet as 100% Italian, cert. no. 9902). The hallmark of “Selezione Italiana” is its full, pleasantly fruity flavour, with the subtle bitter and piquant notes typical of the area it comes from. Excellent in a raw vegetable dip or drizzled over vegetables, as well as with pulses, soups, red meat and a range of traditional Italian first courses. Sizes and containers Timeless glass bottle: 1 lt, 750 ml, 500 ml, 250 ml Timeless PVC bottles: 150ml, 100ml, 25cc, 12cc Tin cans: 3 lt, 1 lt

Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Selezione Classica”

The Colavita family has been selecting quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil for many years now, and this product brings together the characteristics of the finest olive varieties from Europe’s leading olive growing areas, smoothly blending the different nuances of flavour. The hallmark of Colavita’s “Selezione Classica” is the fully rounded, balanced, appealingly full-bodied, gentle and delicately fruity flavour, the ideal complement to any dish. Sizes and containers Timeless glass bottle: 1L, 750ml, 500ml, 250ml Timeless PVC bottle: 25cc, 12cc Tin cans: 5 lt, 3 lt, 1 lt, 500 ml

Olive Oil

Colavita Olive Oils are obtained from carefully selected raw materials, and are an alternative sure to appeal to those palates that prefer more delicate flavours. Because of its origin and particular composition, Colavita Olive Oil is excellent both for seasoning and cooking, with sauces, dips and raw vegetables. Subtle enough not to cover the taste of dishes, it allows the flavour to emerge to the full.

Balsamic vinegar and white balsamic seasoning

Colavita Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, obtained from the Trebbiano grapes grown on the hills of Modena, is one of the basic ingredients in Italian culinary tradition. Produced in strict compliance with the classic preparation methods, it adds verve to everyday dishes and brings an extra touch of class to delicacies for a special occasion. For the more audacious palate, a single drop on a piece of Parmigiano or on strawberries is a superior-quality gourmet experience. Sizes and containers Italica glass bottle: 500 ml Timeless PVC bottle: 25cc, 12cc

Balsamic vinegar and white balsamic seasoning

Colavita Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, obtained from the Trebbiano grapes grown on the hills of Modena, is one of the basic ingredients in Italian culinary tradition. Produced in strict compliance with the classic preparation methods, it adds verve to everyday dishes and brings an extra touch of class to delicacies for a special occasion. For the more audacious palate, a single drop on a piece of Parmigiano or on strawberries is a superior-quality gourmet experience. Sizes and containers Italica glass bottle: 500 ml Timeless PVC bottle: 25cc, 12cc

I doni dell’ulivo

From a fortunate encounter between Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the finest vegetable the soil has to offer come the Colavita specialities preserved in oil: artichokes, olives, aubergines and peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, spicy chilli peppers, bruschettas, pâtés and pesto are the delicacies Colavita has prepared for those who love the deliciously inimitable flavours of tradition. A must-have in the kitchen, ideal served as a side dish, Colavita specialities preserved in oil are also ideal for a tasty aperitif or a meal outside the home. Sizes and containers for products in oil Timeless jar: 280gr Amphora jar: 340gr, 500gr, 1.5kg, 2.8kg Standard jar: 500gr Plastica Tubs: 1kg Sizes and containers for spreads Timeless jar: 135gr

Our company

COMPANY PROFILE

Mission and Values
Our mission is to share our love and passion for olive oil, offer a superior-quality 100% Italian product with an unmistakable flavour and to export and promote the culture of olive oil throughout the world.

“Pressed in Italy, bottled in Italy, loved worldwide”

Colavita center
In addition to exporting its products, Colavita invests a great deal of effort in creating major projects to promote Italian taste abroad.

May 2001 saw the opening of the “Colavita Center for Italian Food and Wine”, an Italian cooking school located within the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY.

The “Colavita Centre for Food & Wine” is one of a kind in the world, a Tuscan-style villa built within marvellous parkland just a few hours away from NY and dedicated to the study and promotion of genuine Italian regional cuisine and wine in the USA.

OUR HISTORY

THE EARLY DAYS
Colavita, founded by Giovanni and Felice Colavita, began life in 1938 in Sant’Elia a Pianisi, a small village in Molise, as a small olive mill.

FROM THE 1940s
In 1947, the oil mill was joined by the company’s first industrial processing plant, the first of its kind in the Molise region.

THE 1960s
In the 1960s, after further investment, Oleifici Colavita became one of the top 10 olive oil refineries in Italy.

This stage of the company’s history was marked by the involvement of the second generation of the Colavita family, with Enrico and Leonardo combining the continuation of the core business of olive oil refining with consolidation of the domestic bulk oil market, as well as setting forth strategies for opening up a new market for own-label products.

THE 1970s AND DISTRIBUTION ABROAD
The two brothers decided to find out whether these new products might appeal to international markets, starting from the USA, where, in 1977, they found their first foreign partner and stared distributing Colavita label oil.

Even before the virtues of the Mediterranean diet became renowned worldwide, between the late Seventies and early Eighties, Colavita built up a vast sales network that started out from the USA, Canada and Australia and gradually spread towards Japan, South America and the whole of Europe.

THE 1980s AND THE NEW PRODUCTION PLANT IN CAMPOBASSO
At the end of the 1980s, the Colavita brand strengthened its reputation as a benchmark for Italian quality products worldwide.

Considering this expansion of its distribution network, in 1986 the company decided to build a new packaging plant in Campobasso.

THE 1990s AND THE NEW PRODUCTS
The Colavita brand range gradually expanded, with the introduction of new products such as Modena balsamic vinegar and vegetables preserved in olive oil.

This prompted the decision to found a new company, “Moliseconserve S.r.l.”, in order to embark on the production of a range of products entitled “I doni dell’olivo”, an appetizing variety of pâtés and specialities preserved in oil. The range obtained the OSCAR CIBUS ’91 award, a prestigious accolade for the finest gourmet speciality produce inspired by tradition and perfectly in keeping with Mediterranean dietary habits.

THE HEADQUARTERS IN POMEZIA
In the meantime, further developments on the market led Colavita, in 1998, to purchase a large facility in Pomezia (Rome) for packaging the oils, the second-largest facility in Italy in terms of production and storage capacity.

THE COLAVITA CENTER IN THE USA
Faithful to their philosophy of supporting projects to preserve, safeguard and promote Italian culture and cuisine abroad, in May 2011, the Colavita family inaugurated the “Colavita Center for Italian Food and Wine”, an Italian cooking school located within the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY, one of the oldest and most authoritative cooking institutes in the world.

The “Colavita Centre for Food & Wine” remains one of a kind in the world to this day, a Tuscan-style villa built within marvellous parkland just a few hours away from NY and dedicated to the study and promotion of genuine Italian regional cuisine, wine and culture in the USA.
The villa contains a classroom that can host up to 100 students, a restaurant open to the public, which received an award in 1995 as America’s finest restaurant, multimedia classes and a kitchen where lessons are held, as well as a library where books can be consulted and demonstrations and wine tasting sessions held.

THE NEW MILLENNIUM
In 2003, with a view to developing the Italian market, Colavita S.p.A. purchased Santa Sabina, an oil business and brand with a long tradition in the Lazio region.

In 2008, thanks to the collaboration with SIMEST, the company acquired control of Colavita USA L.L.C., for many years its distributor in America. This acquisition strengthened the company’s presence in the USA by giving it direct control over the American market, as well as adding a number of important Italian brands to the portfolio of products imported. Today, Colavita USA is an important logistics hub and a benchmark importer and distributor of prime-quality Italian products and brands.

This impressive growth allowed the American company to purchase a new, larger facility in 2010, in which production lines were also installed in order to meet the requirements of new market segments, and in 2015, a new facility was purchased in California to optimise distribution throughout the USA.

COLAVITA TODAY
Today, Colavita is one of the few international brands in the oil sector, present in almost 70 countries worldwide and recognised in many of these (USA, Canada, Australia and South America) as market leader in the 100% Italian oil segment.

This is the history of a growing company, which continues to expand today with the third generation of the family at the helm. From the early days 75 years ago, Colavita has continue

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