French spirits producer Maison Villevert has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Cognac Grosperrin.
Established in 1992, Cognac Grosperrin is said to be the only remaining cognac house based in Saintes, France. The company – which was founded by Jean Grosperrin and is now managed by his son Guilhem – selects and ages cognacs, which are then distributed internationally.
Under its new ownership, Grosperrin will continue to serve existing customers, while Maison Villevert will also explore opportunities for the brand within its international distribution network.
The acquisition follows Maison Villevert’s purchase of Celtic Whiskey Distillerie in 2020 and supports the company’s aim of balancing the white and brown spirits in its portfolio.
“The synergies between our two houses are obvious and will allow us to develop our activities both in France and abroad, and work together in the creation of an exclusive range of French spirits,” said Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, founder and director of Maison Villevert.
“I admire and respect the high standards of Guilhem Grosperrin and the work accomplished by his family over the past 30 years, and Guilhem Grosperrin will remain at the helm of the eponymous company.”
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