LELIA FOODS S.A.
Kalochori Avlida 34100, Greece
TRADITION More than any other Greek product, olive oil has become synonymous not only with the Greek tradition but also with the Greek nutritional habits and culture. The Greeks have always considered the olive tree to be sacred, since antiquity. Ever since, according to the myth, Athena, goddess of wisdom, offered to the citizens of Athens -the city that’s been named after her- the olive tree, as well as the know-how for its growing cultivation. By that time, the olive oil tree was considered to be a symbol of peace and victory, a source of good health and longevity, a symbol of divine protection, faith, hope and love and a sacred gift of inspiration and creation…
OLIVE OIL has found in Greece its favorite place. Every drop of Greek οlive oil is distilled knowledge and wisdom. Olive growing in Greece, started mostly on small family estates, where a particular relationship is built between the olive growers and the olive trees, with respect and care as predominant features. It is a loving relationship that bears precious fruits.
HISTORY Our company was established in 1912 in Kalamata, a town of Peloponnese in southern Greece, where the highest quality of olive oil is produced since ancient times. In 2009, our company was acquired by IFANTIS GROUP, a leading Greek foodgroup and the new brand “esti” was successfully introduced in 2010. Since 2010, “esti” has grown into an international brand sold in more than 24 countries. “Esti” products now include olives, balsamic vinegars, spreads and more, in addition to a broad range of extra virgin olive oils.
Our company’s centennial is marked by unprecedented success and a significant contribution, both in the production and marketing of our exquisite and very unique, products. Our goals are: to preserve the high quality of esti products while respecting Greek tradition and to respect the most discerning palates while at the same time protect nature and the environment.