Our ancestors Our ancestors have been proclaiming the principles guiding the concept and preparation of our outstanding Extra Virgin Olive Oil for time immemorial.The combination of these ancient principles and an aesthetic and up-to-date vision resulted in VERDE ESMERALDA, providing an oil for the most refined tastes and which has always been intended for family consumption. VERDE ESMERALDA expresses an ideal which combines ancient expertise and the best current techniques in pursuit of total exclusivity. Emeralds are one of the 4 families of gem or precious stone existing in the world – emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and rubies. There are several types of treatment for improving the colour and appearance of precious stones, one of which, the “Traditional Lapidary Method”, consists of Oiling Emeralds. Oiling Emeralds is an international method which is accepted in accordance with international gemological standards. The emeralds are immersed in baths of natural oil which infiltrates the cracks and holes in the surface of the stones. When the oil disappears, the precious stone acquires a darker tone, improving the appearance and quality of the same. This is why the exclusive VERDE ESMERALDA Extra Virgin Olive Oil has elected one of the four precious stones, the emerald, to serve as its container. In return, VERDE ESMERALDA soaks the stone in the best olive oil in the world, its Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to improve the colour and appearance of the same.