In 2000, passionate gourmet and wine collector Armando Manni founded MANNI® Oil in Tuscany while working with the University of Florence and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), he created a unique process called “Live Oil.” MANNI® extra virgin olive oil is the only oil in the world to maintain its extra virgin quality and taste for almost three years in a market where competitors can only sustain it for a few months.
MANNI® Oil is not just extraordinary in taste and longevity, it offers unparalled health benefits, and boasts the highest levels of antioxidants (phenols) in the marketplace.
These are the reasons it is the choice of the world’s top chefs including, Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, Tetsuya Wakuda, Pierre Gagnaire and Daniel Bolud. It has also been praised by press coverage in a variety of media with reach and influence over a highly sought after global audience: The Today Show, New York Times, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Departures, Washington Post, Food & Wine, W magazine, Wall Street Journal Europe, Gambero Rosso and L’Espresso, etc.
MANNI® Oil has become the new standard for extra virgin olive oil and, in 2005 and in 2006, was selected for inclusion in the exclusive gift basket provided to Oscar presenters at the Academy Awards®.
Several people contributed with their knowledge, passion and generosity to the creation of these oils and the realization of this dream. I wish you could meet them in person. Without them, I would never have made it.
Elio Altare, brother and wine poet in the Langhe, Piedmont.
Heinz Beck, chef, Ristorante La Pergola, Hotel Rome Cavalieri, Rome.
Franco Fontana, photographer of landscape souls, the old child, Modena.
Angelo Gaja, the master and friend, king of Barbaresco and wine revolutionary, Piedmont.
David B. Kaminsky, M.D., Executive Vice President United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Anna Maria Natali, my mother, who is no longer here.
Annalisa Romani, Chemist, Associate Professor of Commodity Science, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Florence.
Francesco Visioli, Pharmaceutical Chemist, Expert in Biotechnology and Pharmacology, University of Milan.