Picture an endless expanse of olive groves, the trees framing a picturesque village in western Liguria.
These are the sun-kissed, undisputed masters in the Gazzelli area; the majestic trees reach out towards the sky, defying the laws of physics, and leave unsuspecting visitors speechless at the intertwining beauty and hard-work of man and nature.
It is this awe-inspiring beauty that finally drew two young entrepreneurs back home, to launch an enterprise that included the colors, aromas and tenacity of their land.
It all began in 1905, when Belmonte Giobatta and Paolina Roggero fell in love under the olive trees in the village of Gazzelli, where they then settled and began to cultivate olives. Today, after three generations of olive oil producers, the story now turns to Antonio, Belmonte’s great-grandson.
After meeting her wife Ester in 2006, they founded Terre Taggiasche, merging their respective family farms, and taking up the family trade to produce a range of products with a modern style while keeping traditional flavors.
Terre Taggiasche covers 20 hectares, of which 15 are dedicated to the organic cultivation of the local Taggiasca olive.