In 1938 Brothers Giovanni and Felice Colavita established a small olive mill in the village of Sant’Elia a Pianisi. Driven by a strong ambition, they continuously expanded their business and within ten years operated their first industrial olive press. Colavita manufactures and markets a range of extra-virgin, refined and flavored olive oils as well as a comprehensive assortment of balsamic vinegar, vegetable paté, vegetable preserved in oil and pasta. Today Colavita owns two branches in Italy and two in US.The 80% of its business is generated in export involving more than 70 countries throughout the world. It is precisely beyond the borders of Italy that it becomes increasingly important to promote and safeguard the “Made in Italy” and the traditional ingredients of the Italian cuisine.