éteo, sig be genuine
There is a land called Crete in the midst of the wine-blue sea, a beautiful and fertile land, surrounded by the sea; in it there are many people, innumerable, and there are ninety cities. The language is mingled with other languages. There are Akhaians, there are greathearted Eteo-Cretans, there are Kydones, and Dorians in their three clans, and noble Pelasgians.
[Homer, Odyssey XIX,
lines 172 - 177]
the bottle, the drop
Éteo holds a deep reverence for the nature of olive oil. The olive paste is stirred slowly in a special container and the microscopic oil droplets unite resulting in bigger drops. The shape of its bottle - that of a perfect drop - embodies both its genuineness and Elegance.
The acknowledgement it has received has established it as a universal symbol of prosperity and peace. The beneficial ingredients found within each and every drop have affirmed it as a "blessing.”
The harvesting and milling of our olives is performed with much devotion and respect - a devotion during the harvest that allows the retention of the healthy properties of our high - quality olives, and a respect during the milling process that ensures that our organic extra virgin olive oil is of premium quality.
the blessing, the organic olive oil
Two genuine elements - porcelain and olive tree wood - are borrowed from Mother Earth and brought into harmony with one another, creating the “perfect drop-like” shape of its bottle.
The Olive tree wood is used as a cap not only to grant the bottle a final elegant touch, but also to illustrate the genuineness of the olive oil the vessel contains.
Porcelain not only offers olive oil the best protection from sunlight and air, but is also the same material used by the Eteo - Cretans for the storage of their olive oil for over the past 2,500 years.
2019 harvest only available on request.
The International Design Awards at Los Angeles in USA, IDA 2015.
Two Gold and one Silver Awards 2017 Design, London Olive Oil.
Region: Sitia (Σητεία), Lasithi, Crete.
Notes: An incredible pleasant and fruity taste with biter and pungent notes,.
Characteristics: (2016 harvest) Acidity 0.3%, K268 = 0.11, K232 = 1.63, AK -0.004, Peroxide Value 8,3, Phenolic Compounds = 263.
Process: The éteo olives are carefully collected and taken within hours of picking to an extremely delicate cold pressing milling process, done under strict temperature conditions. The Olive Oil is soft-filtered with paper filters and kept in oxygen-free containers to rest. Each bottle is protected in vacuum with a special food-bag, keeping the Olive Oil totally oxygen-free until the special moment it is opened for consumption. Protecting the surroundings in the extreme case of breakage of the ceramic recipient, this vacuum protection makes it extremely safe to carry or travel with. Its luxury box with golden printing has includes an extra protection paper-case lining its inside.