The Story - Oro di Giano -
The Pompilj family has been living in the small village of Macciano, in Giano dell’Umbria, at least since the beginning of XVI Century.
Basilio Pompilj, vicarial Cardinal, was based there since the first half of the nineteenth Century.
More than four hundred acres of land, respected, farmed and handled organically, thanks to the precious help of men and women from Macciano.
Their olive trees – San Felice, Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino – occupy more than twenty acres of the property, well alternated on a hill.
Macciano’s olive tree , the majestic olive tree on the pciture, represents the highest expression of the family history and roots. ¨I can still remember when we kids, taking one another by the hand, used to embrace its trunk, and run around and around it.¨(Claudia)
People still do it today, to feel the energy that this millenary tree has to offer.
Today this thousand-year-old olive tree, standing majestic and guiding the younger olive trees, embodies Claudia´s project. ¨I respect it, I admire it, I take care of it.¨
As Janus did, the Macciano’s olive tree looks back and forward at the same time.
This is the Oro di Giano…