Manufacturer of Cognac founded by Felix Courvoisier and Jules Gallois in 1843 in Jarnac, in Charente, France. Everything started in the early 800 when Emmanuel Courvoisier and his partner Louis Gallois, the respective fathers of the founders, gave birth to a commercial company of wines and spirits in the Parisian suburb of Bercy. In 1811 Napoleon visited their warehouses and was housed in their residences. Legend tells that Napoleon took several barrels of Cognac and brought with him to St. Helena. When the British officers found the barrels stowed on the ship they renamed the drink with a name: the Cognac of Napoleon. On this name the company built its image. They produce the most famous aged Cognacs among of all the Charente.