1846- My ancestor Antoni Morelli describes the farm purchase to his son Carlo in the following way: "...I bought in Montaleo 4 saccate for 100 scudi to pay one year later. It can be considered the Eden of Casale." (A saccata is an ancient Tuscan measurement corresponding to 6300 square meters)
2009 -After more than 160 years, Cesare Diddi Mussi at 19, having completed his higher education, moves on the Podere, the family country residence in Casale Marittimo, and to specialize in the production of extra virgin olive oil. From those original 4 saccate, today Podere Montaleo measures about 30 hectares.
But that's not all...
2016- Cesare plans a project: a new building consisting of a modern oil mill, a bottling plant and a tasting area.
The oil mill
2019- After the construction works, a new adventure starts:
“… since I opened the farm, I had this dream: an oil mill. It will allow me to achieve something from start to finish, without a third party altering or modifying my product. In this way I will understand what I should improve and the final result will depend solely on my work.”
Cesare Diddi Mussi
The olive trees
We have about six thousand olive trees. They are exposed to the sunlight from sunrise to sunset in the best land of Tuscany: the soil is composed of red clays and sands with Pliocene marine sediments at an altitude of about 200 m above sea level.
There are eight cultivars, seven are those typical of Tuscany: Moraiolo, Lazzero, Frantoio, Maurino, Leccio del Corno, Leccino and Pendolino. And one: Tonda Iblea, originally from the Sicilian Iblei mountains.