The Estate Calissoni Bulgari
The Estate Calissoni Bulgari

The Estate Calissoni Bulgari

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Date created: 2022-04-28
The Estate was established in Aprilia in 1956 by Franco Calissoni and his wife, Anna Bulgari. Franco Calissoni had been appointed, with all honours, to the prestigious office of General of the Italian army due to his bravery and achievements during the Second World War and, during his block leaves had also managed to study and take a degree in Agronomy. He and his wife shared the dream of creating a small natural reserve, far from the frantic life of the capital city. As proven by a recent archeological analysis, the Estate, also known as the” Buon Riposo” hill, had first been the area where the city of Longula had stood and then, during the Middle Age, the place where a Castellum was erected by the Aventino monks to host the pilgrims going to Rome.

When Franco Calissoni and Anna Bulgari arrived on site, the territory was mainly covered in marshlands and uncultivated fields. The only local crop was cotton. A lot of hard work, enthusiastically promoted by Franco Calissoni who could finally take advantage of his own skills and competences as an agronomist, was anyway necessary to reclaim the land. In the early ‘60s, he took on the challenge to start growing the Itrana Cultivar DOP.

It was a really ambitious project. However, over the years, his passion and the wish to create a new product which could actually represent the potential and characteristics of the local territory, pushed Franco Calissoni to expand the Estate, by purchasing the surrounding properties, up to the current 60 hectares. More or less in the same period, between 1964 and 1965, Calissoni also became the major of Aprilia, devoting his time and passion to promoting the well being of both the city and its inhabitants.

Franco Calissoni wanted his olive trees of the estate to be closely spaced. This way the plants look like a phalanx of soldiers lined up to defend an olive growing tradition which, thanks to the Calissoni family’s foresight and commitment, has consolidated on the local territory. Nowadays, the company, run since 2008 by Laura Colnaghi Calissoni who manages it with her sister Francesca Feroldi Calissoni, boasts an olive grove of about 28 hectares and four different cultivars: frantoio, leccino, moraiolo and itrana.
Once the optimal ripeness level has been defined according to the different cultivars and their features, we can proceed with an early harvest so as to obtain a better oil. After the semi-automated harvest is carried out by means of pneumatic combs, olives are taken to the oil mill to be processed within 24 hours in order to prevent oxidation which may spoil the oil. Separation takes place thanks to a thorough control and monitoring process of the whole cycle, which can be adjusted and modified according to the characteristics of the different olives batches. The storage technique adopted at La Tenuta is called Tank Blanketing: oil is stored in silos in a controlled atmosphere in which inert gas replaces oxygen and air so as to guarantee there is no oxygen at all inside the empty part of the silos and to preserve the quality and organoleptic characteristics of the oil. Thus the storage environment is kept at an optimal and steady temperature of about 15° and oil is protected from light sources.
Here is how the estate was built over time:
• 1956 / The Arrival: Franco Calissoni and Anna Bulgari purchase the first part of the Estate
in Aprilia.
• 1960 / The Farm: The first olive trees are planted inside the Estate. Itrana is the cultivar
selected at this time.
• 1964 -1965 / Mayor of Aprilia: Franco Calissoni gets the position of mayor of Aprilia.
• 1976 / Consecretion of the Church "Madonna del Buon Riposo":
Franco Calissoni transformed a building of the Opera Nazionale Combattenti in the Church of the Madonna del Buon Riposo, which contains the charming stained glass window made by Cambellotti.
• 1997 / Ercole Olivario Prize: The oil produced in the Estate comes first among the light, fruity oils at
the competition aimed at selecting the best extra virgin oil of the Lazio region.
• 2001 / Death in the Family: Franco Calissoni dies. His wife Anna Bulgari takes over the
management of the Estate.
• 2008 / Change of Direction: The daughter of the founders, Laura Colnaghi Calissoni, takes on the
management of the Estate.
• 2014 / New Identity: The brand Calissioni Bulgari Estate is created.
• 2018 / Shoowroom: The large and prestigious show room is opened. The room can host
events, conferences, cerimonies, civil marriages and olive oil tasting, where the public can purchase the products from the Estate.
• 2019 / New Age: Laura Colnaghi Calissoni manages the company with her sister
Francesca Feroldi Calissoni.
• 2020 / Civil Marriage - Death in the Family:
The Estate can host cerimonies and civil marriages. Anna Bulgari dies.
Discounted (1)
Olio EVO - Selezione Anna Bulgari - 1 Olio EVO - Selezione Anna Bulgari - 1 2
Olio EVO- Olio estravergine d'oliva aromatizzato - 1 Olio EVO- Olio estravergine d'oliva aromatizzato - 1 2
Olio Evo - Olio extravergine d'oliva Selezione Costantino Bulgari - 1 Olio Evo - Olio extravergine d'oliva Selezione Costantino Bulgari - 1 2
Olio Evo - Olio Extravergine d'oliva selezione "Quattro Pini" - 1 Olio Evo - Olio Extravergine d'oliva selezione "Quattro Pini" - 1 2
Olio EVO - Confezioni regalo "TCB" + Cioccolattini - 1 Olio EVO - Confezioni regalo "TCB" + Cioccolattini - 1 2
Olio EVO - Olive e Crema di Olive - 1 Olio EVO - Olive e Crema di Olive - 1 2
Olio EVO - Tenuta Calissoni Bulgari "Confezioni Regalo" - 1 Olio EVO - Tenuta Calissoni Bulgari "Confezioni Regalo" - 1 2
Olio EVO - Tenuta Calissoni Bulgari Selezione "AUREA" - 1
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