The love for the land of Spagnoletti Zeuli has ancient roots. Reliable information, stored in the centuries-old archive of the House, dates back to before the 17th century.
It provides evidence of the ownership of the land surrounding Castel del Monte, the majestic octagonal castle that overlooks the town of Andria.
The castle, which was erected in the 13th century by Frederick II of Swabia, was ruled by Sebastiano Spagnoletti, its last castellan, in the 17th century.
The history of the House, which also lines up famous lawmen and churchmen, coincides with the works and events that have patiently transformed the originally wild area into the luxuriant countryside.
It lies in the southern peninsula of Italy, which overlooks the sea of Ulysses to the east. After sailing it many centuries before the Christian era, the Greek colonists brought here the wine and oil culture together with their civilization.
The olive tree in particular is the symbol of this land, which has always been the main production centre of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy and, probably, in the world.
In the heart of this countryside, Onofrio Spagnoletti Zeuli, the Earl of Andria, supported by a modern entrepreneurial spirit and significant investments in technology and research, manages to preserve the traditions of a family that has been devoted to the olive tree and the vine for centuries.