The focus at Olisur is to create premium products that enrich the lives of those who enjoy them as well as the world around us. Located in Santiago, Chile, Olisur’s portfolio consists of several extra virgin olive oil brands that share a commitment to great taste, sustainable practices, and innovative thinking.
The year was 2001. Mr. Alfonso Swett was traveling across Spain on vacation when he repeatedly noticed thousands of small olive oil plantations spanning from Santiago de Compostela to Seville. The majority of these plantations used their own olive mills and presses to produce and bottle the oil onsite. Throughout his trip, Mr. Swett sampled a variety of the best olive oils that Spain had to offer and was impressed by how these greatly enhanced the quality of his meals. The olive oil tasted good—really good, in fact.
While learning about the olive oil production process in Spain, Mr. Swett came to realize that Chile possessed a similar climate and soil condition to Spain, Italy, and Greece. That thought led to an idea, which led to a dream.
Without nature, none of what we do at Olisur would be possible. We aim to respect our environment and practice sustainability throughout our growing and bottling process. We run a carbon neutral operation, meaning we’ve taken the necessary steps to offset our carbon emissions by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
After bottling, byproducts of the olives, such as the pulp and nuts, are reapplied into our soil as organic fertilizer.