The Territory

The Elisabetta Brittelli farm, immersed in a landscape of extreme beauty, is located at an altitude of about 200 m, about, above sea level, along the slopes of the hills of Roccabernarda, a small historically rich center, where the ruins remain. of the medieval convent of San Francesco di Paola. Roccabernarda, a town of 3,390 inhabitants, rises along the Tacina stream, in a predominantly hilly area in Calabria.

Territory of the high marquisate of Crotone, which has always been dedicated to the cultivation of olive trees. The panorama that welcomes it is magnificent, characterized by these hills that gently rise towards the green plateaus of the Sila. The company has the primary objective of spreading the culture of its territory through the production of quality oil, found with only native Calabrian olives grown through organic farming. This is where “Athena” organic extra virgin olive oil is born.

Our family, our passion, our company…

A story of passion and commitment, which began in Roccabernarda, a land where the culture of oil has been rooted for centuries. It is here that Santo Bonofiglio and his sons begin to make quality oil known in the area and tell a love story every day based on a zero impact company policy, in harmony with the environment.
Especially Francesco, a graduate in Computer Science, a lover of the earth and nature.

From an early age he accompanied his father on the journey of the olive groves, and admiring the charismatic way of doing things, he continued to show him a path made of traditions, sacrifice, wisdom, to the rhythm of time and seasons, in the presence of olive trees that make “talk and silence “.
The search for the genuineness of the products, the well-being of the soil, plants, natural balances, the protection of biodiversity, sustainability and the health of the consumer, have led Francesco and his wife, Elisabetta Brittelli, an investment in the territory and in the quality of the consumer own organic product, through a technique that exploits the natural fertility of the soil.

Take a tour among our olive trees, with the Virtual Tour below