In Bettona, Umbria, Graziano Decimi of Decimi Olive Oil has evolved his family passion for artisan workmanship into a state-of-the-art olive oil press that is fully integrated into his home and family life.
Graziano started his working life in the Italian world of Italian shoes and rebuilding rural homes, understanding quality of production - but not yet as it applied to olive oil.
In 2004 an olive oil tasting which paired different oils with complimentary foods changed his life. He understood at that moment the richness that the olive trees surrounding his ancestral Umbrian home could produce. Gradually he transitioned from building homes and local buildings to converting his own home and olive oil mill into the best press he could have, in order to create the best possible olive oil. He was a diligent student of olive oil, machinery, and olive tree farming for 4 years before he received his first award in 2008.