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During the year of 1954, Angelo Laneve, a 26 years old man native from Martina Franca, decided to move to Contrada Vagone, in the countryside of Monopoli.
In this place, Angelo founded his family and, as per consequence, started to work in these lands.
Here, there was some secular olive trees, Ogliarola and Simone, that guaranteed a sufficient quantitative of oil for the family’s needs.
In 1990, he decided to increase his own production of oil and he implanted cultivar trees of Picholine and Cima di Melfi.
Angelo was not alone! Every day, a child was always next to him, like a shadow.
This child was truly curious and never stopped asking questions.
He was really happy when he ran among the trees or playing free as the wind creeps through the leaves.
At the end of the day, tired but happy, he gets back to his grandfather, whom he was always under the shade of a tree. Once on his knees, Angelo began to tell to his grandson, a beautiful story of this rural life.
Story after story and day after day, this little boy started this rural life made of simplicity, genuineness and especially surrounded from a truly unit family.
With all those aspects and all the stories of his grandfather, the love and the respect for the nature started to ignite in him.

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Few years later, all the stories began a real exercise in the land and his grandfather Angelo started to teach him techniques for the art of pruning and of triggers.
At the moment of Angelo’s death, in 2016, the little boy now become adult, decided to honour his grandfather as he was an example for him and he leaved in him the knowledge of the great and true values of the life.
One year later, in 2017 Costantino Solimando (the grandson of Angelo) bottled for the first time the oil coming from his olive trees and he won the first amateurs competition: “Olio di Famiglia”.
In 2018, the first bottle with the first dedicate label to his grandfather “L’oro di Angelo”, an oil with medium, intense and fruity taste, obtained from cultivar “ Picholine” and thanks to its strong taste, this oil has been able to conquer many palates in a short time.
The ambition of Costantino Solimando and his love for the olive growing, brought the young entrepreneur to increase the land of his grandfather with many cultivar trees coming from different places of Italy.
Then he continued this tradition by implementing experimentation and innovation.
He started to create an excellent product that tell about his territory and remember the story of it, with a lot of innovations for the future.

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