The Colletti Brothers made their way from Caltabellota Sicily to the US in the early 1900's to make a better life for themselves. The oldest, Pelegrino, eventually returned to Sicily where he remained. Our grandfather, Colletti Sebastiano, settled in Southeast Texas where he found success and raised a rather large family. Our branch of the Collettis have since kept in touch with the Collettis of Caltabellotta.
Fratelli Colletti circa 1950. From the right, Sebastiano, Giuseppe and Calogero
Fratelli Colletti 2011
Fratelli Colletti - Caltabellotta 2010
The modern day Colletti Brothers have always returned from their visits to Caltabellotta with as many tins of olive oil as they could carry - liquid gold pressed from olives grown on family land. In 2008 they decided to take the next step and become struggling importers and since then have been slowly building a following for the oil of Caltabellotta Sicily.