cognac sphere: Delamain Cognac enters Comité Colbert, the official French luxury body


Delamain Cognac Elected To Membership Of Prestigious Comité Colbert. Comité Colbert, “The Voice of French Luxury,” Cites Delamain’s Tradition, Wisdom, Patience and Excellence in Extending Rare Honor.

Crafting only X.O, X.X.O (the oldest official age categories for cognacs) and above cognacs, from eaux-de-vie sourced only from Cognac’s finest terroir, the Grande Champagne, Delamain stands exceptionally apart in the “cognac sphere;” a small gem polished by wisdom across time.

Delamain Cognac announces that it has been elected to membership of the Comité Colbert, France’s “Voice of French Luxury.”

The Comité Colbert was created in 1954 to protect and champion French artisans and artists pursuing the creation of products defined by excellence and which reflected “The Art of French Living,” and since its founding has become one of France’s most important cultural and economic institutions.

Delamain is one of cognac’s oldest and most prestigious houses, having forged a unique reputation for uncompromising excellence across nine generations and almost two centuries.

“The Comité Colbert is proud to welcome Delamain Cognac, whose history, deep respect for traditions, including the value of inherited wisdom and the patience necessary to achieve excellence – in Delamain’s case beautiful cognacs – are so treasured by our members. The House of Delamain is graced with an additional quality, the enriching union of two families, those of Delamain and Bollinger, who today guide the destiny of the House and perpetuate the spirit of founding ancestors.” – Bénédicte Epinay, Comité Colbert’s CEO.

Charles Braastad, Delamain’s Managing Director and direct descendant of founder James Delamain, commented: “This is a very important day for the House of Delamain and a powerful recognition of our ‘excellence: only and always’ approach to crafting cognacs.

“The House of Delamain looks forward to working with the Comité Colbert and contributing to a community which shares ideals long our own: patience, integrity, authenticity, commitment, a gratitude for knowledge passed down across generations, and a respect for the beauty and gifts of the natural world.”

Delamain focuses on exceptionality at every stage of the cognac lifecycle.

Beginning with the best of nature (Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie), and then applying cellaring and blending practices honed across centuries, the House of Delamain allows every cognac the time necessary to achieve its full natural potential.

This July, The Colbert Committee France welcomes 6 new luxury members: Les Airelles Courchevel (1988), Delamain (1824), Devialet (2007), Château d’Estoublon (1489), Féau Boiseries (1875) and the Institut de France (1795).