ABOUT extra virgo
AT EXTRA VIRGO WE PRODUCE SUPERIOR QUALITY EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.
COLD PRESSED WITHIN THE DAY OF HARVEST EXCLUSIVELY FROM OLIVES GROWN ON OUR FAMILY RUN ESTATE AND BOTTLED IN UV-PROTECTIVE GLASS TO FULLY PRESERVE ALL ITS NUTRIENTS. OUR OIL IS PRODUCED IN LIMITED QUANTITY AND EACH BOTTLE is NUMBERED. WE BELIEVE IN NATURAL SCIENCE AND STRIVE TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE SOURCE OF WELLNESS FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY.
OUR HOME IS FLORENCE, THE CITY OF BEAUTY, QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, ARTS AND HUMANISM. A GUARANTEE OF OUR PROVENANCE AND A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE PAST EMBRACING THE FUTURE, JUST LIKE OUR PRECIOUS PRODUCT.
Alex Postiglione, founder of Extra Virgo
Alex was born at Montecucchi, his family’s estate in the hills of Florence, Italy. The grandson of a Burmese princess, Alex’s story is no ordinary tale. He learned of loss at an early age and his curiosity and quest for meaning led him to travel the world and study in London, Madrid and New York. An eager collector of art, curiosities and photography, he soon became a passionate photographer himself, translating his love of beauty into sensual and sophisticated imagery.
Inspired by his many travels Alex threw himself into the world of fashion and creative arts but after years of fast paced hedonistic lifestyle, he found himself depleted and empty. His health on a fast decline alex felt the need for a change of focus and began a deeper quest for happiness through the study of nutrition and spiritual practice, realising how essential the relationship with nature was for a happier and healthier lifestyle. Sharing a message of love, respect and positive transformation became Alex’s most important intent.
Through this new self-discovery Alex turned to his roots and found his true path, his very own song, back where he started, at the family farm. The extra virgin olive oil that his family had been producing was now his legacy. It represented the perfect embodiment of the true values of wellness through nature, nutrition, love and simplicity – values that Alex had rediscovered and was eager to share. Extra Virgo was born. a representation of his zodiac sign as much as the greatest influence in Alex’s life: the spirit of femininity, the woman, the lover, the muse, the life-giving Mother Nature.
Extra Virgo is a wish of health and happiness, an invitation to listen to your body and spirit. Get rid of all the noise and find your song.
Begin your journey!