The red grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Auliven, Comican Nero, Cornichon Noir, Cornichon Violet, Corniola Nera, Dedo de Dame, Dedo de Preta, Dedo de Preto, Fosco Peloso, Galletta Nera, Malakoff Isium, Malakoff Isjum, Malakoff Izjum, Malakoff Usum, Oleagina, Olivella Nera Liparota, Olivella Vibonese, Olivette Crna, Olivette d'Avignon, Olivette de Vaucluse, Olivette Nera, Orsina Nera, Pacta, Panse Noire, Pergolone, Pizzutello Nero, Provalone Nero, Purple Cornichon, Rizaga, Teta de Negra and Uva di Pergole. The parentage is unknown. It must not be confused with the Cornalin (Corniola), Poulsard (Olivette) or Sciascinoso (Olivella Nera) varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. Nothing is known about a possible connection to the white variety Olivette Blanche. It was a crossing partner of the new variety Nyora. The vine is used as a wine grape and table grape. It is mainly cultivated in the département of Vaucluse. In 2016, 16 hectares of vineyard were designated (Kym Anderson).