Tesseron Cognac dates to the nineteenth century when Abel Tesseron acquired the property to house his passion for collecting rare and priceless cognacs. He then realized his ultimate dream of creating his own cognacs. Today, Alfred Tesseron and his children, Justine and Noé, together with his nieces Mélanie and Philippine, continue the work initiated by their ancestors.
Tesseron cognac is one of the last cognac houses to still use the three Charentais grape varietals: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard. The “maître de chai”/cellarmaster selects and carefully blend the eaux-de-vie in order to achieve subtle blends from the three grape varieties selected for their ability to express roundness, finesse, complexity and depth of flavour.
The Tesseron Cognacs are made from the two most prestigious appellations in the Cognac region: Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, in which the maison’s 40 hectares of vines are located. Set in the heart of the village of Châteauneuf-Sur-Charente at 2 Boulevard Charles-Franc since the 1960s, the distillery of the Tesseron Cognac House has remained the central element of a historic property in which the family house merges with numerous old cellars.
The blending process is an art and demands considerable skill. The development and perfection of this art requires many years, just like all great cognacs.
The “maître de chai”/cellarmaster knows the individual characteristics of each of his lots, as if they were his children. Each grape variety and each cask produce unique flavors, enhancing the array of aromas and tannins that are necessary for the production and blending of a great cognac.