Nestled in the area of the Murgia, in the city of Andria, the Muraglia family has produced Extra Virgin Olive Oil for over 80 years. Obtained exclusively from the pressing of Coratina and Peranzana olives, the extra virgin olive oil is the ultimate expression of the land: a perfect synthesis of a wider narrative made of tradition, curiosity and stubbornness (the translation of “capatosta”, a dialectal term used in Southern Italy to indicate a hard-headed person).
“Capatosta” literally means hard-headed. It’s a fairly expressive term used in Southern Italy to indicate a stubborn person. Savino Muraglia is a young producer whose family has been growing and processing olives for five generations in Andria, an Apulian village not far from Bari. He wittingly uses this word to describe himself and the dogged passion Muraglia family passed down from one generation to the next: an unbounded love for olive oil.
Once upon a time the business would run for 60 days a year. Now this number has soared to 365 and you definitely can’t have a nap any longer in the afternoon. Yet many things have remained utterly unchanged in all this time, beginning with Muraglia’s promise to preserve the biodiversity of the agricultural landscape.