In 1888, Lorenzo Barbera and his brother Vincenzo built a farm dedicated to the cultivation of olives and citrus fruits, just outside the city of Palermo. Today, the company is led by Manfredi Barbera, the fourth generation of the family. His love for tradition and openness to all the opportunities offered by modern technology have made Barbera one of the most advanced olive oil producers in the world. Barbera products are produced and bottled according to the highest quality standard.
In Sicily, Barbera has identified more than ten areas that produce many native cultivars, located mainly in the western part of the island. The skillful combination of different varieties of olives produce fine olive oils with outstanding characteristics.
Taking great care in selecting the olives and paying close attention to each stage of the production process allows Barbera to create unique certified olive oils such as those with a protected designation of origin, or organically farmed.
Barbera has also played an important part in nurturing the equally ancient traditions of other territories, such as Puglia and Calabria.
Barbera PDO and PGI-certified extra virgin olive oils are unique products, created in rare, selected territories, with respect for the specific phases of production and quality. Thanks to the experience and expertise acquired in over a century, the Barbera Company has selected the most suitable areas for the cultivation of olive trees based on microclimatic characteristics, altitude, type of land and exposure.
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Barbera is part of the CO.FI.OL. which was founded in 2011 to continue the aggregation of the supply chain started in 2001 by the Consortium of Sicilian Olive Oil Producers, with the objective of promoting the recognition, cohesion and development of Sicily's olive sector.