The certified biological company Poetia rise from the deep love for olive growing by two brothers, Andrea e Massimo. Unit from strong ideal to product an extra virgin oil of superior quality.
The company, that extend for 10 hectars, makes a biological agricolture having costant attention and respect for plants, environment and territory.
In 2017 Andrea and Massimo obtained both a physiological suitability certificate for extra virgin olive oil tasting (first level) and a professional taster certificate (second level), during the training courses delivered by ASSOPROL Umbria. The three friends’ goal is to achieve better knowledge, expertise, sensitivity in evaluating the results of their work, since it is not enough just to say: ”This is a good evoo”.
According to the most ancient available documents, dating back to the XI and XII centuries, Monte Bitorno is referred to as Mons Bitorri or Mons Bituris. This name, in my opinion, unmistakably recalls the presence of former fortresses on the mountain. Sources prove the existence of one of them, already called Diruta, in the mid XII century when the soil, within the walls, was cultivated, no less. On top of the hill piles of rubble, probably belonging to buildings dating back to Roman times or Late Antiquity, could still be seen until a few years before. They were most likely reused to build fortalices, operating in this area since the early Middle Ages.
(G. RIGANELLI, “Religione e strutture religiose in area magionese dall’antichità ai primi secoli dell’età moderna”, in Magione: venti secoli di storia, cultura, ritratti e spiritualità, Magione 2001, pp. 1-177).
Where we are
The farm is a stone’s throw from Lake Trasimeno’s eastern shore, 450 meters above sea level.