This passion has been handed down from father to son for four generations.
The Congedi family grows and processes the most important fuit of Salento: the olive. This passion has been handed
down from father to son for four generations.
The story began in 1917 thanks to the obstinacy of Luce Damiani, a stubborn and headstrong woman, who started
to manage the olive groves inherited from her father and created one of the largest factories in the area. The eldest
of her seven children Antonio, master miller, continued the business carried on by the mother innovating the oil
transformation process. In 1989 his eldest son Luigi inherited the company; he combined quality, tradition and
technological innovation, following his father’s advice. Once completed their studies, also his children Ettore and
Matteo came to run the company, installing the first centrifugal decanter with no waste products. So in 2014 the
company became completely eco-sustainable.