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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Single Varietal Biancolilla Centinara

7 reviews

We brought the Biancolilla Centinara olive back from the brink of extinction with the help of Dr. Pasqual "Mimmo" Marino, Chief Scientist of Bona Furtuna. Mimmo rediscovered this ancient varietal, and it remains a farm highlight.

With strong vegetal qualities and notes of wild herbs and dried flowers, this Sicilian single-varietal extra virgin olive oil is fantastic alone or as an accent to heavier dishes.

$39.95

Hints of Wild Flowers and Herbs

Crafted at a single source on La Furtuna Estate in the Sicani Mountain region, our Biancolilla Centinara 100% organic artisan olive oil hosts medium fluidity, with medium-green fruitiness and hints of wild herbs and dried flowers.

Offering powerfully balanced bitterness and pungency, this single-origin Italian olive oil shares the aroma of tomato, fresh grass, almond and artichoke.












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Rediscovered by Dr. Pasquale Marino

While working to preserve heritage plants at the University of Palermo in Sicily, Mimmo rediscovered the Biancolilla Centinara olive tree. Post revitalization, this tree now thrives and its single-varietal olive oil is sourced exclusively from La Furtuna Estate. 

Meaning “ancient white lilac,” the Biancolilla Centinara tree lends to a very complex and layered oil that couples together two traditional Sicilian olive varietals, the Biancolilla and the Nocellara del Belice.

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06/25/2020
Amy B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Biancolilla

I wanted to compare the Biancolilla with the Corleone. (I love the Corleone). Biancolilla is just as fantastic! It has a greener, grassier flavor but without any bitterness that you often find in that style. Bold and buttery!

06/25/2020
Bona Furtuna

Thank you Amy! We can't really pick a favorite either- they're both equally delicious in their own unique way!

MA
06/06/2020
marie a.
I recommend this product
Exquisite Olive Oil

My husband and I have traveled to Italy many many times. No matter the region, I adore the olive oil. We send some home, and eventually it is gone. I live in New York and there is no shortage of Italian delicacy stores. But I have never been able to find the subtle, exquisite flavor that I experience in Italy --- until now. This oil is simply perfect. Not to drown a salad in, but to anoint antipasti, tomatoes. I've already written a review on the Sicilian Sea Salt with Oregano. That, combined with this olive oil..... transports me to Italy even in today's quarantine existence. Thank you Bona Furtuna!!

06/08/2020
Bona Furtuna

Thank you Marie! We're so glad you found us and enjoy the olive oil! The Biancolilla Centinara is truly one of a kind, and we're the only commercial producers of this native Sicilian olive. We hope you get to try our Heritage Blend olive oil at some point too!

PB
06/03/2020
Paul B.
United States United States
Quality

Great flavor with a peppery lightness that is a treat to enjoy with bread and cheese, nothing else needed.

06/03/2020
Bona Furtuna

You said it best, we couldn't agree more!

A Bona Furtuna Customer
PS
03/21/2020
Phillip S.
United States United States
Incredible!

This oil tastes amazing- like nothing I've had before. Family loved it too!

DS
09/29/2019
Don S.
United States United States
BANGIN

So good. Almost TOO good—I try not to use too much of it because I don’t want to run out.