AT BONA FURTUNA

Nestled on La Furtuna Estate mere kilometers outside Corleone, Sicily, Bona Furtuna is a harmonious 350-hectare organic farm that celebrates premium, organic fare to enrich biodiversity, promote sustainable farming and preserve heritage food. Under the watchful eye of Master Botanist and Agronomist, Pasquale “Mimmo” Marino, an extensive knowledge of the Sicilian ecosystem is blended with advanced technology to help preserve heirloom fare and create a flavor that is truly representative of the land.

Grandmother Rose

When founder Steve Luczo was very young, his grandmother Rose told him about the beautiful land in which he was born; Corleone, Sicily. He made a promise to himself that he would one day find his way to Sicily to reconnect his family to this land where his grandparents were born.

Grandmother Rose

The Quest for Heritage

2005

Thirty five years later, Luczo fully embodied his childhood dream to find his property. With the help of botanist Pasquale “Mimmo” Marino, he retrieved his much-coveted land and now manages it with his wife, Agatha.

The Quest for Heritage

An Ancient Varietal, Rediscovered

2005

Previously at the brink of extinction, Mimmo revitalized the Biancolilla Centinara olive tree  (“ancient white lilac”), which now thrives on our farm and is found nowhere else on Earth.

An Ancient Varietal, Rediscovered

Breaking Ground

June 2013

The first steps of Bona Furtuna were taken by laying irrigation from a natural spring for olive trees and future produce to flourish.

Breaking Ground

Cultivation Commenced

September 2013

Bona Furtuna was finally born through the planting of our first olive trees.

Cultivation Commenced

Herbarium

2014

Mimmo began to document a collection of heritage plants and herbs to preserve the genetic diversity of the biome.

Herbarium

Farm Flourishes

2015

Shortly after the planting of the first olive trees, Bona Furtuna began to blossom and harvest new fare. From wild foraged herbs dried by the Mediterranean breeze to 100% organic pasta sauce using indigenous, heirloom Corleonese tomatoes, the growing possibilies on La Furtuna became endless. 

Farm Flourishes

First Olives Pressed

2016

Olives are hand-harvested by local farmers, hand inspected for quality, pressed and bottled within 24 hours. We began to yield the highest quality product on the market in a robust and sustainable farming ecosystem.

First Olives Pressed

Mill Completed

2017

Bona Furtuna began to use their new, state-of-the-art extra virgin olive oil mill. The new mill promotes the production of the highest quality oil on the market that truly represents the terroir and captures authentic flavor of ancient land.

Mill Completed

Awards and Recognition

2018

Quickly after our first harvest, Bona Furtuna began to gain international recognition through various gold and silver awards in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil market.  

Awards and Recognition

Where We're Going

Bona Furtuna has only begun to unearth the possibilities that can grow from its majestic land. With an endless love for the farm, great potential lies in the preservation of heritage food and promotion of sustainable farming, while a philanthropy to improve the state of the local economy and increase job opportunities will continue to grow. 

Where We're Going