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) to create a unique, sustainable process called “Live Oil.” MANNI® organic, extra virgin olive oil is the only olive oil in the world to maintain its extra virgin quality and taste for almost three years in a market where competitors can only sustain theirs for a few months.
MANNI® Oil is not just extraordinary in taste and longevity, it offers unparalleled health benefits, and boasts the highest levels of antioxidants (phenols) in the market.
"Critics have likened its purity to that of a fruit juice or a fine wine. Top chefs put it aside to offer their most favoured guests. Tasting them was mind-blowing. I had no difficulty agreeing with the large claim that these were the world's best olive oils." -The Observer, Paul Levy, U.K.
As a result, MANNI is the extra virgin olive oil chosen and served by 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®.