History

History

History

The olive tree came into Greek mythology when Athena, goddess of wisdom, faced Poseidon for the possession of Attica (Athens today).
Zeus, as a mediator, presented Poseidon and Athena a chance to choose an offering to the Acropolis.
The one who would offer the most useful gift to the people shall be determined the winner.
Poseidon chose to offer a source of salt water while Athena offered an olive tree.
Zeus chose the olive tree as the offering most useful offering to the people, sealing the victory of Athena.

This mythological episode introduced for the olive tree the symbols of victory, peace and wealth.
Amor Abada was a master blacksmith of Kairouan driven by passion and mystery.

He was the subject of respect and veneration of the people who attributed him both gifts and supernatural powers.

In 1872, a mausoleum was built in his name where the main hall was subsequently converted into a museum exhibiting his belongings and his artworks.

Today, our olive oil bears the name Abada as tribute to this exceptional artist.
We are committed to carry on the tradition and the authenticity by providing a pure and distinctive product from the ancient olive trees of the grove of Kairouan basin.