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Introduction

Belle de Brillet

This is the story of a great encounter: two great classics of our gastronomic patrimony, two passions for the multi-secular art of distillation, a gourmet journey in the heart of our exceptional terroirs. The intense fruitiness of williams pears – all harvested from eco-responsible orchards and distilled in the Anjou region – combines harmoniously with the delicate complexity of Cognac (certified High Environmental Value, level 3), worldwide renowned for its eaux-de-vie.

Created by Maison Brillet, whose origins in Charente date back to the 17th Century, Belle de Brillet is a French Pear and Cognac liqueur. Its elaboration is made with the simple concern of creating an exceptional product, respectful of nature and sublimating the aromas of its ingredients: pears, cognac and a touch of sugar infused with fresh vanilla coming from Madagascar.

The equivalent of 18 pears is needed to make 70cl of Belle de Brillet. Intense, tasty and delicate, it is aimed at hedonists who love know-how products. In this elixir, you cannot find any added flavours, colouring, caramel or neutral alcohol. Versatile, it can be enjoyed as much as an aperitif or in the digestif, over ice or in cocktails.

terroirs

people

Jean-Louis BRILLET

Jean-Louis Brillet

Creator of Belle de Brillet

The 10th generation of Brillet, Jean-Louis Brillet took the reins of the family business in the 1980s. He knew how to raise the challenge to develop a range of Cognac and Pineau and to expand the brand into the export regions. He is also the creator in 1985 of Belle de Brillet, a liqueur made from cognac and a juicy and sweet fruit: the williams pear, a very fragrant variety that cognac sublimates.

The name Belle de Brillet pays homage to his "Belle", his wife Isabelle. Together, they worked with passion to promote this unique pear and Cognac liqueur, with its emblematic pear-shaped bottle, which has since become the flagship of the Maison.

Jean-Baptiste SIALELLI

Jean-Baptiste Sialelli

Executive Director

At spring 2020, the Maison Brillet joins the family group Rémy Cointreau who shares the same values: the passion for terroir, time and people. Its new Executive Director, Jean-Baptiste Sialelli, gets the ambition to introduce the Belle de Brillet to as many people as possible, and thus help share the know-how of French liqueurs in general and of Belle de Brillet in particular.

time

  • 1656

    Birth of Guy Brillet, founder of the Bois’Angeac wine estate, in the heart of the Cognac region.

  • 1850

    Vivien Brillet, 7th generation, extends the vineyard, sets up the cellars and distillery in Graves-St-Amant on the edge of the Charente: Maison Brillet is born.

  • 1920

    Raymond and Jean Brillet brothers develop the brand in France with its Cognac and Pineau des Charentes.

  • 1985

    Jean-Louis Brillet took the reins of the family business in the 1980s. He is the proud representative of the 10th generation of Brillet. He knew how to raise the challenge to develop a range of Cognac and Pineau and to expand the brand into the export regions. In 1985, he invented Belle de Brillet, named after his wife Isabelle.

  • 2020

    At spring 2020, the Maison Brillet joins the family group Rémy Cointreau, sharing the same values: the passion for terroir, time and people. Its new executive director, Jean-Baptiste Sialelli, gets the ambition to introduce the Belle de Brillet to as many people as possible, and thus help share the know-how of French liqueurs in general and of Belle de Brillet in particular.