When I picked up this stunning ceramic bottle from Frantoio Muraglia I was hesitant, to say the least. The tag had all the information that I was looking for, harvest date, olive cultivar, estate, etc. and I was delighted to find the most delicious Peranzana upon opening. Usually, when I’m out shopping and discovering new olive oils, I shy away from beautiful bottles. It might seem silly, but so often producers try to catch your eye with exquisite handiwork, and stunning labels. The outside of the bottle often doesn’t share, or even, takes away from the contents of the bottle. So many marketing schemes within the olive oil industry entice uneducated buyers, it makes my skin crawl.
Frantoio Muraglia is one incredible family, doing amazing things in both their community and the olive oil industry. Found right in the heart of Apulia, the center of southern Italian olive oil country, four generations deep are still actively involved in the family olive oil business, cultivating 40 hectares of olive trees.
After they create their olive oil, they collaborated with local potters to create their unique rainbow bottles. Beauty with a purpose! The clay keeps the oil cold and light-tight to optimize transportation and storage. This ceramic bottle is stunning and proudly sits on my counter, I use it daily. It pairs perfectly with everything from avocado eggs benedict to whip up for a delicious brunch or a simple macaroni and cheese for an easy weeknight dinner.