It all began in 1905 when the founder Ettore Pompili detects the olive grove and starts to farm it, thanks to his innate talent.
It’s a challenging period, in which the majority of the work is done by handwork without gear but with just the help of means of animal traction.
After the First World War, Olio Pompili begins to establish itself as one of the finest oils of the Region: in 1920 the first important quality certification arrives,
followed by several awards in Italian and International competitions.
In 1945, when Europe finally overcomes the horrors of the Second World War, Ettore passes the baton to his first son Egidio.
There’s much to be rebuilt…
Egidio Pompili continues undismayed to invest in quality and to promote the growth of the company, a risky choice daughter of the exceptional passion for something that is much more than just a brand. The first move is to build new facilities and avant-garde equipments, expensive but necessary to make the job faster and more efficient and useful to elevate the quality of the oil extracted. A choice that is soon rewarded with great results: Olio Pompili is gradually becoming one of the finest in the Italian market. When his son Virgilio Pompili steps in, in 1980, the process of modernization is well consolidated: Olio Pompili is now ready to establish itself as an authoritative brand even at an International level, wherever there is someone who looks for a traditional and excellent taste. It is Virgilio, a Pompili’s third generation member, who decides to adopt the brand “Pompili & Sons”: a mission statement of continuity in tradition, which sees each generation alternate harmoniously with the previous, inheriting values and rewriting the rules.
In 2010, with this spirit Filippo and Carolina ended a substantial corporate restructuring, transforming it in a biological and eco-friendly farm thanks to the European Funds for young entrepreneurs: bottles are bought in Italy by the nearest producers, out of respect for the “zero km” philosophy which reduces the environmental impact done by transport. The bottling process is fuelled with solar panels installed on the roof, in order to use, exclusively, clean energy; in the end, the “Yours” program allows everyone to adopt a plant of the farm in order to support charity initiatives in getting back the oil. A choice in continuity with the Pompili familial tradition: modern as the one of Virgilio, brave as the one of Egidio, honest as the one of Ettore.