Lucini originates in the hillside estates of central Italy 300-500 meters above sea level. Here the olive trees date back over 100 years and the soil and microclimate conditions are ideal for growing the best olives. "Extra Virgin" is a chemical term that does not assure quality or taste. Any olive oil meeting a chemical requirement of less than 1% acidity can be labled "extra virgin". To assure quality and taste, we handpick ar precisely the right time and press our olives within 24 hours of harvest. Using only the most cared-for olives, we are able to naturally produce a delicious olive oil with less than 1/2 acidity of regular extra virgin. Naturally achieved low acidity, quality and taste is LUCINI Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil.