Archidamo Delicato is obtained from the traditional Salento blend, i.e. the combination
of different varieties which have been historically planted in this agricultural region,
such as the Salento Ogliarola, Coratina, Cellina of Nardo’ and Leccino.
We at Archidamo believe in maintaining this traditional blend which guarantees
the Italian excellence of Salento extra virgin oil.
Archidamo Delicato is a cold-pressed light-tasting extra virgin oil, that adapts well to every type of cooking, delicately bringing out all the various flavours in your recipe.
Our second fragrance, Archidamo, also comes from the above blend but is characterized by additional Coratina,
a typical variety of the area north of Bari. This type of olive tree has root-generating characteristics,
enabling it to grow successfully in all types of soil, including limestone and stony, as in the case of the Salento region.
This characteristic lends the oil a specific spicy flavour, laced with bitter, fruity notes.
This particular flavour is most important as it signifies a high concentration of polyphenols – very powerful antioxidants –
that not only combat cellular ageing but also help prevent a variety of illnesses.
Polyphenols are also beneficial to the oil itself, as they are responsible for the life of the oil, providing protection from peroxides.
The above characteristics make our Archidamo a top-quality across-the-culinary-board oil, particularly good when used on hot mixed-pulses soup to bring out the slightly spicy Coratina flavour, or drizzled on to still-warm grilled vegetables and meat, not to mention in strong-tasting (as in Greek) tomato salad with olives and capers.
If you are interested in our oil and would like to try it or
acquire it for your personal or business use, write to us!