Frédéric Castex’s lifelong passion and search for exquisite tastes stems from his roots in the sun-splashed countryside around Aix en Provence, a stone’s throw from the majestic Saint Victoire mountain. He previously explored the world of perfume for Côté Bastide alongside Nicole Houques, with whom he has now set out to discover the ancient olive groves of Italy. “Domaine du Sud” is the name given to their latest adventure. It is the result of extraordinary encounters with Mediterranean olive farmers, connoisseurs of rare oils, precious elixirs and extra-virgin delights. It is the fruit of sublime discoveries and heavenly harvests in the hidden hinterlands of Tuscany and Puglia.