Despite being situated in a region that is totally dominated by large brands and their enormous marketing budgets, the Tesseron family has succeeded in becoming a genuine benchmark. There’s is a story that has some synergies with the top grower-producers in Champagne (vs. the Grandes Marques), in that it has been only the remarkable quality (as opposed to advertising and PR) of Tesseron’s XO-only Cognacs has allowed this family owned producer to carve out an important niche amongst the giants of the Cognac world. It has certainly helped that the Tesseron family owns what we believe is the largest collections of ancient Cognacs in their legendary 13th century, Paradis cellars, once part of the local Abbey. Before they started releasing small batches of these Cognac under their own label, the Tesseron family had been a highly reputed supplier of old, XO Cognacs to the large houses for over a century.
The quality of the Cognacs has do with a range of key factors including: the high average age of the Cognacs used, the predominant use of fruit grown in the Grande and Petite Champagne areas (Cognac’s finest terroirs), and the exclusive focus on small batch production of the finest XO Cognac. Today these stunning spirits are selected and blended by Tesseron’s master blender, Jacky Martial (now working alongside his son Romain Martial), from the vast collection of ancient reserves that the Tesseron family hold in barrel and glass demijohns. Each of these stunning spirits is perfectly suited to those who appreciate a beautifully crafted, complex and refined dram.