About us

FROM SPAIN TO THE WORLD

La Española was founded in Spain more that 150 years ago, and is available in more than 100 countries worldwide. Building on years of tradition and a with a broad product selection, La Española brings out the best flavors of all your meals.

FROM SPAIN TO THE WORLD
LA ESPAÑOLA

YOUR ALLY IN THE KITCHEN

 

One of La Española’s goals is to offer culinary solutions to cooking lovers all around the world. La Española is your best ally in the kitchen.

YOUR ALLY IN THE KITCHEN
175 years
of tradition
+30 Mill litres
in the world
Brand leader
in 35 countries
Our products are available in over 100 countries
OUR HISTORY

SINCE 1840

La Española” was founded in 1840 and is the oldest olive oil company in Spain. The  brand name was taken from the Spanish Colony La Española island, where Hernando Columbus (Christopher Columbus’ son) first began exporting olive oil produced at Hacienda Guzman in Seville in the 16th century. Today this factory is owned by La Española Oils. La Española is traditional, but also innovative with products adapted to the needs of American consumers and offers the widest range of olive oils in the market. All La Española products are natural and healthy.

1840

A story of adventures

“La Española Olive Oils Company” started in 1840, originally known as “Aceites y Jabones Luca de Tena” in Seville, because it was founded in the 19th century by the family bearing that name. Today, the "La Española” brand honors the old American Colony where Hernando Columbus, Christopher Columbus’s son.

1970

An Olive Oil bottle in every home

“La Española Olive Oils Company” further commercialized its main brand; bottle designs were updated and were very well received by consumers.

1990

International positioning

La Española Olive Oil leads olive oil sales in Spain, and is present in more than 70 countries worldwide.

 

s.XXI

Oil for cooking lovers

La Española establishes itself as the olive oil for people who love cooking. Furthermore, “La Española Olive Oils Company” becomes the premier brand of bottled Spanish olive oil in Spain and abroad, having the highest economic growth and leading in more than 35 countries around the world.

OUR HISTORY

THE "SEÑORA" OF LA ESPAÑOLA

Manila Shawl

Its name is associated with the port of Manila (Philippines), where the Spanish colony received goods brought from the Far East during the 16th century. The Manila shawl became a typical garment for women throughout Spain, especially in the south. Later it became associated with flamenco and regional dress.

Flower and Peineta

The peineta is a feminine ornament for the hair that has a convex body and a set of spikes that are fitted on the bun, traditionally made from tortoise shell. Its origin dates back to the 19th century in Spain. It has also been used in popular celebrations, worn with the mantilla, or at traditional and flamenco music shows accompanied with a flower.

Zarcillos

Tendril-shaped earrings, similar in shape to climbing plants.

Water Pitcher (Cántaro)

The cántaro is an earthenware vessel, with a wide opening and one or two handles. It has been used since ancient times to contain liquids, especially water. The cántaro is a symbol associated with Spanish women throughout the history of music, painting and literature.

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