In the heart of tradition


Madonna dell’Olivo is a farm that takes its name from an ancient sanctuary dedicated to the Holy Virgin, located nearby. Founded in 2003 by Antonino Mennella in Serre, in the province of Salerno, it stretches over the hills that gently slope towards the ancient ruins of Paestum. This privileged position, characterized by a unique microclimate in the world, is ideal for the cultivation of the family's centuries-old olive trees. With passion and dedication, Antonino strives to enhance the peculiarities of each cultivar, producing world-renowned monovarietal extra virgin olive oils.

The olives, still handpicked and milled within a few hours in the family mill, give life to an oil that is one of the culinary specialties of Serre, known and appreciated already 2000 years ago. Madonna dell'Olivo, especially appreciated for its production of monovarietal oils, benefits from the fruits of over 2,000 plants set in an olive grove that extends over an area of 6 hectares, confirming the company's commitment to enhancing the olive heritage and promoting Italian culinary excellence worldwide.


Madonna dell'Olivo excels in the art of olive oil production, utilizing a state-of-the-art mill that operates with a continuous cycle system and cold pressing, ensuring that the oil is extracted exclusively from pitted olives. This approach, along with the adoption of modern processing techniques, deeply respects the environment and enhances the biodiversity of the territory.

Under the expert guidance of Antonino Mennella, the company also benefits from a dedicated research laboratory, where native olive varieties are carefully analyzed to ensure the highest quality of the final product. Every phase of the production process, from the harvesting of the olives to their transformation, and the storage of the oil in nitrogen-pressurized containers to protect it from any possible contamination, is meticulously managed.

This meticulous attention also extends to the packaging, with the goal of preserving all the qualities of the oil intact until the moment of consumption. Thanks to a complete and controlled production chain, covering all stages from harvesting to bottling and marketing, Madonna dell'Olivo ensures total traceability of its products. This transparent commitment offers consumers the certainty of an extra virgin olive oil that retains all its precious organoleptic properties.