Our producer, Gigi Benza, is passionate about protecting and improving his region and its renowned olive groves, and embarked on a project of landscape restoration by buying abandoned olive groves and returning them to their original production capacity. Gigi is the latest in a long line of committed olive oil producers; the Benza family has been making real extra virgin olive oil in the Ligurian Riviera since the 16th century. They have been commercially producing their oil since 1853; today, Gigi and his mother oversee the production, but one thing has not changed - their unwavering commitment to quality.