The history of Conservas Nardín goes back to the origins of my family. I am Mila Oliveri, founder, together with my husband, of Conservas Nardín. Since my childhood I have seen my family connected to the art of salting. I come from a family of Sicilian origin. My ancestors were from the Sciacca province of Agrigento, a town with a great tradition of salted anchovies.
It was well known throughout the world that the best quality anchovy came from the Cantabrian coast, so at the beginning of the 20th century, my great-grandfather Giuseppe Oliveri came to settle here as manager of a Sicilian company to teach the art and technique of salting. The three generations that have gone before me have dedicated their lives to the art of anchovy salting and always worked for external companies.
25 years ago my husband, Sebastián, and I decided to create our own company and we founded Conservas Nardín, whose name is a small tribute to my grandfather Leonardo, whom everyone affectionately knew by the diminutive Nardín.