Gangi Dante cultivates a wild variety of oregano that thrives in the rocky soils of Sicily and yields a spicy, slightly bitter flavor. Gathered by hand, the branches are kept intact and laid to dry on coarse fiber mats to lock in and intensify their essential oils. Once dried, this oregano boasts vivid aromas of mint, marjoram and lemon zest.
Azienda Agricola Gangi Dante, a family-run business, specializes in farming and preserving local varieties of herbs and spices using traditional methods. Their certified organic 80-acre farm is located at the base of Sicily’s Madonie Mountains, known for its rugged terrain and the nature preserve Madonie Park. The park creates a unique environment, providing not only a beautiful natural landscape, but also protects the area’s ecosystem and village culture. Maintaining this balance inspires Gangi Dante to bridge local traditions with modern approaches to sustainability—like running their entire farm on solar power—enabling them to share their authentic Sicilian flavors.