Olio Dante


The story begins in 1849 when Andrea Costa – the progenitor of the homonymous Genoese family – starts to sell olive oil and textiles from Sardinia to Liguria, later specialising in buying raw olive oil in Mediterranean countries. Giacomo Costa, Andrea’s son, has a very ambitious vision: bringing a little bit of Italy into kitchens around the world. That is what would lead him to found the “Giacomo Costa fu Andrea” trading company in 1910.

The first bottles of oil are sent to North America, Argentina and even Australia under the Dante brand as early as 1898. In the various trips they make to consolidate their sales network, the Costas realise the importance of connoting the product with an immediate link to Italy. This is why the name chosen for their oil is that of the renowned Italian poet Dante Alighieri, a classic symbol of Italianness.


One hundred years of oil-making tradition and authentic passion for the quality, to bring every day to your table the simple taste of a natural masterpiece.

  • 100% Italian Extra virgin olive oil
  • Unfiltered Extra virgin olive oil
  • “Classico” Olive oil

The art of blending

The expert mixing of olives from different regions and various cultivars, masterfully harmonising flavours, aromas and fragrances.


The new Olio Dante website is now on-line

The new site of Olio Dante is back on the web, in a completely updated and modern style. A journey into the world of edible oils that tells the story and the experience of the major Italian company brands: Dante, Lupi, Olita, Topazio and OiO. As part of a project to restyle the brands and
Read More

Olita, new packaging and new composition to always get a perfect frying

Olita, the historic brand depicted by a three-pronged fork and frying master since forever, hits on the GDO  shelves in a new package and with a new composition. Starting from January, in fact, Olita comes to the market in a restyled packaging, and, once again, in the color that has made the brand popular: green.
Read More

The Dante range grows with the unfiltered extra virgin olive oil

The Dante range Of extra virgin olive oils grows with the unfiltered extra virgin olive oil and the arrives on the shelves of the GDOthe Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dante Frantoio di Contrada in a packaging that recalls the tradition: from the type of bottle to the mechanical cap, from the graphic layout to
Read More