Its roots are laid in the first olive tree of Ancient Greece and its history is tied with Aristotle’s philosophy. Among the basic four elements – earth, water, air, fire – that make up the world around us, Aristotle added a fifth, “ether”, which stands as the fifth essence, quintessence.
Along the course of times the four basic elements have empowered the primal olive tree to flourish and produce fruit (olive), and olives then turned into olive oil. Centuries later, olive oil is now presented in the most contemporary portrayal of an amphora, the bottle of 5 Olive Oil. Earth, the mother of all, offered a home to the olive tree, helping it grow strong roots in order to endure along the ages. Air provided the olive tree with oxygen, so as to breathe, while water supplied all the necessary nutrition elements in order to produce olives. Fire helped people extract one of the most precious earthly possessions, olive oil.
According to Greek mythology, goddess Athena, planted the first olive tree. The olive tree would offer to humanity a graceful fruit, olive and an elegant juice, olive oil. Both would add value to human style, charm and prosperity. From ancient times the olive tree has been regarded as sacred and blessed. It is a symbol of Greek culture, freedom and peace. Quintessence and olive oil have similar characteristics; they do not age, deteriorate or decay.
5 Olive Oil’s core values, quality, taste and pureness, combined with the history of thousands of years are depicted in a contemporary amphora-bottle which seals the holy essence of Greek history and tradition, its quintessence, 5 Olive Oil.