Delamain Cognac has been elected as a member of the Comité Colbert, France. The Comité Colbert was created in 1954 to protect French artisans and artists who make products reflecting the cultural values of France. It is also called France’s “Voice of French Luxury” is one of its most important cultural and economic institutions.
Delamain, established in 1824, has been a Cognac house for almost 200 years while evolving through nine generations. The Comité Colbert has 107 members and first was only about fashion, table arts, perfume, and cosmetics while now it also includes cultural institutions and art institutions to further project the image of France in the world. Its members are from publishing, gastronomy, haute couture, goldsmithing, cosmetics, hospitality, perfumes, and jewelry.
Bénédicte Epinay, Comité Colbert’s CEO, commented: “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.”
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 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 the knowledge passed down across generations, and a respect for the beauty and gifts of the natural world.”