Terra Delyssa is a brand produced by CHO Company. Our history goes back to many generations cultivating olive trees and producing olive oil. CHO Company has built its success on values and a culture which combines modernity and respect for agricultural traditions.
Thanks to its integrated structure (horizontal integration and vertical integration), CHO has a strong presence in the olive oil sector in Tunisia and worldwide.
The CHO Group invests in quality. We believe that by pioneering quality control in our industry, we elevate our quality, protect our farmers' hard-work and build a better future for our children.
We believe that our impact on the environment and the social wellbeing of our farmers is an integral part of the quality of the oil we produce.
We strive to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling, innovating our processes and our packaging. We achieve this by using sustainable farming methods and by using waste materials to create by-products of soap, fire logs, cosmetics and animal feed.
Terra Delyssa is sold all over the world, including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, China and Russia. Origin 846, Fork and Leaf, and Bulk by CHO are additional brands in the CHO portfolio.
Elyssa and her followers arrived on the coast of North Africa where she asked the local inhabitants for a small bit of land for a temporary refuge until she could continue her journeying, only as much land as could be encompassed by an ox hide.
Elissa cut the oxhideinto fine strips so that she had enough to encircle an entire nearby hill, afterwards named Byrsa"hide".
In digging the foundations a horse’s head was found, indicating a city that would be wealthy and powerful in war.
Elyssa then sets about extracting olive oil from abandoned olive trees, and she prospers.
3 000 YEARS MAKING OLIVE OIL
The king of Tyre made his very beautiful daughter Elyssa and son Pygmalion his joint heirs.
On his death the people took Pygmalion alone as their ruler though Pygmalion was yet still a boy.
Elyssa married Acerbas, her uncle. Acerbaswas believed to have much wealth secretly buried.
King Pygmalion had Acerbas murdered in hopes of gaining this wealth.
Elyssa, desiring to escape Tyre, expressed a wish to move into Pygmalion's palace, but then ordered the attendants whom Pygmalion sent to aid in the move, to throw all Acerbas' bags of gold into the sea as an offering to his spirit. In fact these bags contained only sand.
Elyssa then persuaded the attendants to join her in flight to another land rather than face Pygmalion's anger when he discovered what had supposedly become of Acerbas' wealth. Perilous voyage across the Red Sea in search of new land equipped with money and agricultural know-how.
In examining the historic pieces collected from Carthage we were struck by the similarity in all coins produced in Carthage between 460BC and 100BC. All coins had the head of the queen Ellysa on one side and a horse on the other.
In her honor, we named our olive oil Terra Delyssa, the land of Elyssa, and chose the horse, Carthage's symbol of fertility and prosperity, as our emblem. Queen Elysssa is said to have chosen Carthage in her escape convoy after the sight of a horse’s head which she interpreted as a sign from the Goddess Tanit.
The Terra Delyssa signature reflects the diverse cultural heritage of Carthage and modern Tunisia.