Baron de Beauchesne is the elder son of an old french family whose origins go back to the times of Royal Cavalrymen, Knights, Lords, Counts, Viscounts and Barons, the times of the Capetian dynasty and Bouchard III, Lord of Montmorency (991-1040).
In 1793, during the French revolution, the ancestor of the Baron of Beauchesne, great lover of Cognac “eau-de-vie” selected his best spirits and offered them to Napoleon Bonaparte and his military staff during hunting with hounds.
At that moment, a genuine world-renowned passion was born between the Emperor and this beverage.
In 1976, upon discovering several bottles in an old cellar, Baron of Beauchesne decided to restart the production of this exceptional Cognac.
The journey starts…
Harvested in the highest quality vineyards, transported by boats to the countries of Northern Europe, the wines of Poitou, Charente and the Angoulême region have been, since the 13th century, the delight of the English, the Dutch and the Scandinavians.
Since the 17th century, these wines have been transformed into brandy, then improved in oak barrels to eventually become cognac. Thus began the story of the city of Cognac which became the world famous capital of this beverage.