Few companies can boast of being run by fourth-generation women, such as Pago de Espejo, a company founded in the 1920s by the grandmother of Rosario Espejo, the current owner who promoted the purchase of La Condesa Farm. located in Vilanueva de la Reina, Jaén.
Over the years, the farm thrived and the family of mirrors buy the neighboring plots of up to 250 hectares, which they currently have.
During all these years, the role of women in this family has been fundamental, helping to collect or in some stages of the production of their extra virgin olive oil of the Picual variety.
The current owner and director of Pago de Espejo, Rosario Espejo, has the fourth generation in their daughters and they themselves have developed the most commercial and aesthetic feel for this exquisite extra virgin olive oil.
Thanks to their knowledge of marketing, distribution and design, they launched Pago de Espejo EVOO three years ago. A time that has served to recognize all the work that all women olive growers in Pago de Espejo have done.
Pago de Espejo, extra virgin olive oil from the Sierra Morena.
The Villanueva de la Reina mansion in Jaen has more than 200 hectares of centuries-old olive trees. Among its entire harvest and for the development of this oil, the fruits are chosen with great care, and are currently 10% of what is intended for packaging.
This harvest is early, with olives in season, ie. when it is not yet fully ripe, which gives it a more intense aroma, with hints of freshly cut grass, tomato or green almond.
In this process, which takes place between mid-October and early November, they work so that the fruit arrives in perfect condition; It is ground in less than 24 hours, cold extracted and packaged after a filtration process that keeps all its organoleptic properties intact.
In addition, they apply integrated production, which establishes a limit on the quantity and type of phytosanitary that can be used under strict legislative control, in such a way as to ensure sustainable agriculture in the long term and at the same time increase olive yield. wood.
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