NEW TO THE MARKET
EXCITED TO REACH THE UK
Founded in 1840, La Española has expanded internationally and is available in over 100 countries worldwide. As the leading brand for olive oil in 35 of those countries, we are excited to now reach the UK. Our local office enables us to place our wide range of affordable olive oils in your home.
Our name, La Española, dates to 1840 and is derived from the Spanish Colony La Española which was founded by Christopher Columbus. His son, Hernando Columbus,
began olive oil production in the 16th Century at the Hacienda Guzman in Seville and exported the olive oils to America. The Guzman factory became the largest olive oil
factory of that time in Spain and the world. It is still owned to this day by La Española Olive Oil Company. The methods of production are traditional and from natural,
historical sources but also innovative with the widest range of olive oils available in the market.
A story of adventures
La Espanola Olive Oil Company was founded in 1840 and was originally called ‘Aceites y Jabones Luca de Tena’. The La Española brand honours the Spanish Colony, Hispaniola, where Hernando Columbus began exporting the olive oil produced from the Hacienda Guzman factory in Seville.
An Olive Oil bottle in every home
La Espanola Olive Oils Company began expanding its production of olive oils and availability in more than 100 countries worldwide. New packaging formats were developed to suit the new consumers.
La Española arrives in UK
La Española olive oil is launched in the United Kingdom. The range of La Espanola olive oil is launched in the United Kingdom including Extra Virgin, Mild & Light and Truffle Oil.
British households who love cooking
La Espanola olive oils are produced mainly from the ripe olives grown in the Andalucia region of Spain. The oils available in the United Kingdom are Extra Virgin olive oil, pure olive oil, Mild & Light olive oil and infused truffle oil.
EVOLUTION OF OUR BRAND
THE "SEÑORA" OF LA ESPAÑOLA
The Manila Shawl is an embroidered silk shawl associated with the Port of Manila (Philippines), where the Spanish Colony landed goods brought back from the Far East during the sixteenth century. The Manila shawl became an everyday garment for women to wear throughout Spain, especially in the South. Later it was associated with the flamenco dance and regional dress.
Flower and Peineta
The Peineta is a large decorative comb that has a convex shape and a set of spikes that fix it to hair worn in a bun. are fitted on the bun. It originally was made from tortoise shell but nowadays it is usually made of plastic. Its’ origin dates back to the nineteenth century in Spain. It has also been used in popular celebrations together with the mantilla, a veil, or at flamenco music shows accompanied with a flower.
These are earrings which resemble the shape of the tendril.
Water Pitcher (Cántaro)
The cántaro is an earthenware vessel, with a wide opening and one or two handles, used since ancient times to contain liquids, especially
water. The cántaro has become a symbol of Spanish women throughout the history of music, painting and literature.