• Giovanni Colavita Receives Legacy Award

    7 days ago - By Colavita

    “Early in the 1900s, nestled in the quaint village of Sant'Elia Pianisi, in the province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy, a family business was born. What started out as a local olive oil and pasta business, soon grew and grew. In the mid-1970s, the founder's sons - Enrico, Leonardo and Giovanni began mass producing their extra virgin olive oil. The name given to the company... Colavita. As Colavita began to expand, they knew that in order to grow into a national company, they needed to begin exporting their oil to the Italian American families in New York.
    It was risky... in those days...
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