A legend about the olive tree goes back to the origin of mankind: Adam, who had stained himself with the original sin, sends his son Seth to ask the Angel the punishment of death and the oil of Mercy. The Angel gives him three seeds that he will lay between his father’s lips after his death.
From Adam’s remains, buried at Mount Tabor’s slopes, a cedar, a cypress and an olive tree sprouted: the olive itself, was the symbol of the enlightening purity, of deep reason of the ritual unction and of the Chrism.
Tenuta Zicari, located in one of the most producing areas of Apulia with a great production of olive oil and wine, has an intense and rational programme of planting that makes it today one of the most advanced expression of Apulian agriculture, and for all this it won the Gran Medaglia of Cangrande during Vinitaly 2004 (Cangrande Medal).

 

The architectural complex of Tenuta Zicari, that has been conserved in an old oil press of the 18th century, is composed by an ancient fortified Masseria (“farm”) called “Canonico” located in a dominant position on a wide ownership of century-old olive trees and woods. The most frequently cultivations are those which are typical in Apulia, that is Ogliarola, Coratina, Cellina, Massafrese, Frantoio, Nociara and Cima di Melfi, cultivated with innovating systems, but always respecting ancient traditions. Many century-old plants are still productive.
The olive oil, obtained by the cold pressing hand picked olives, contains the inheritance of the millenary olive experience of the Greeks and the Romans, the result is an extra-virgin product with a proud local identity.