Bono to Showcase Award-Winning Line of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Marmalades from Sciacca, Sicily, at Cibus in Parma, Italy – Hall 5, Booth E064.
Bono, the largest producer of extra virgin olive oil in Sicily, is presenting its full line of award-winning olive oils at Cibus 2018 in Parma, Italy, the leading trade event for Italian exports, from May 7 to 10. The biennial event attracts 80,000 visitors from around the world. Bono’s products include multi award-winning Sicilian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sicilian Val Di Mazara Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Both oils boast Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) certifications, which are a guarantee of authenticity from the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies.The company’s latest win is the 2018 sofi Award from the Specialty Food Association for Best New Olive Oil for its Double Certified Sicilian Val Di Mazara PDO Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A sofi Award is the top honor in the $127 billion U.S. specialty food industry.
Bono is a family-owned and operated company established in 1934. In addition to olive oil, the company produces organic and conventional citrus marmalades, including blood orange, orange, and lemon. They are made with fresh fruit cultivated in eastern Sicily, and are low in sugar. Bono also offers a line of Sicilian olives
At Cibus, Bono’s U.S. branch will be exhibiting along with its Italian parent company, Bonolio. Cibus attracts specialty food buyers from around the world.
“Our premium products bring the authentic tastes of Sicily to discerning consumers in new markets,” said, Salvatore Russo-Tiesi, general manager of Bono USA.
Bono’s oils and line of organic and conventional citrus marmalades are available at retailers across the country including Wegmans, Kings, Rouses, Central Market, HEB, Gelson’s and Bristol Farms. For U.S. retailers, see the store locator.
Established in 1934, Bono is the largest producer of authentic extra virgin olive oil in Sicily. The family-owned company is based in Sciacca, Sicily, in the Val di Marzara Region of Sicily. This Region is coveted for its terroir, considered one of the world’s best for the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Its U.S. division is in Fairfield, N.J. Bono’s award-winning line includes: 2018 double sofi Award winner Double Certified Sicilian Val Di Mazara PDO Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, best new product and bronze award; 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Special Reserve, a Gold Award winner 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC); PDO Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Val Di Mazara-Sicily, a Gold Award winner 2016 NYIOOC; PGI Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sicily; 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil; and 100% Italian Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, among others.
Bono’s PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) extra virgin olive oils receive unique serial numbers, which are traceable to the exact farm and olives that are used for production.
Bono also produces organic and conventional Sicilian Blood Orange, Orange, and Lemon marmalades, made with fresh, organic fruit, as well as Nocellara Del Belice olives, which are cultivated exclusively in their native environment in Castelvetrano, Sicily.
Salvatore Russo-Tiesi, Bono’s general manager, is an expert on extra virgin olive oil and available to speak about related issues at Cibus.