Olive Oil Producers: Tamia

The farm, founded in 1928 by brothers Sergio and Sante Delle Monache, was dedicated to olive growing, with particular attention to the research of new techniques of cultivation, pruning and fertilization, for which it availed itself of the collaboration of several experts and research institutes.

Here are the major milestones on the nearly century-long journey of this family farm:

The company stands out for the advanced techniques used and wins the first national awards in the olive growing field.

The Ministry of Agriculture chooses olive groves of brothers Sergio and Sante Delle Monache as the site for an experiment on planting and fertilization methods devised by Luigi Sommaini (Institute of Agricultural Chemistry of Rome), one of the most famous agronomist, able to increase the quantity of production and the quality of extra virgin olive oil. Thanks to the results obtained, still known today as the “Sommaini Method”, a turning point was marked in the field of olive growing and the cultivation of tree plants.

The company becomes the exclusive property of Sergio Delle Monache who is particularly focused on the care of the olive growing department, continuing research and experimentation in order to improve the quality of the oil produced, including the continuous collaboration with the Ispettorato Agrario di Viterbo and research institutions.

Francesco delle Monache, who shared with his father the love for the land and the olive trees, now an established geologist, actively participates in an important research of 4 years conducted by ENEA in collaboration with the University of Tuscia, Cooperativa Energia and the Province of Viterbo, on olive growing in the territory of Tuscia, the results of which are presented at a conference at the same University and made known by Aeneas with the publication Aspetti Tecnici ed Economici dell’Olivicoltura Viterbese, of which Francesco was co-author. More than 40 analytical and sensory parameters of more than 100 samples were compared and the results confirmed that the oil of Vetralla, if produced with particular care and attention, is among the absolute best.

Once the oliv oil quality was definitively established and taking advantage of the growing ecological drives of those years, the new challenge became to obtain an increasingly healthy oil, able to fully satisfy its customers, made up of people aware, demanding, competent and attentive to a healthy diet. So, at the end of the nineties, Francesco delle Monache was one of the first, both to undertake the process of conversion to organic farm, and to achieve the qualification of O.N.A.O. oil taster.

The farm “Sergio Delle Monache” is definitively relaunched and with it all its heritage, made of history, passion, traditions, culture, experimentation, organic breakthroughs and products of excellence with the birth of Tamìa extra virgin olive oil, an authentic, artisanal and healthy product: it is extremely rich in polyphenols.

Present in the most important sector guides with excellent judgements, Tamìa oils are awarded national and international prizes, winning, among many others, the BEST OIL IN THE ORGANIC WORLD DELICATED by NYIOOC – New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Tamìa wins 9 other international awards, including BEST OIL IN THE ORGANIC DELICATE WORLD at the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. To these are added the prestigious packaging awards: “Le forme dell’olio” in Milan, “Orii del Lazio” in Rome, “Terrolivo” in Jerusalem and “Innovative Packaging” in Los Angeles, just to name a few. 

Here in our online store we are pleased to present to you three premium organic olive oils made on the farm founded by the brothers Sergio and Sante Delle Monache: Tamia Caninese, Tamia Maurino and Tamia Gold

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