Since 1863, when the brand was founded by Jean-Baptiste CAMUS, these five elements have come together to form one entity: passion, ambition, determination, perfectionism, sincerity. Inseparable, and complementary, together they epitomize the uniqueness of the greatest of cognac Houses.
Since 1863, “CAMUS ” has been the name of five generations of men who have handed on the reins from father to son. First was Jean-Baptiste CAMUS, the founder, then his two sons, Edmond and Gaston, the famous “CAMUS Frères,” whose name can still be seen on the labels of venerable bottles in museums and private collections. After them came Michel, son of Gaston, succeeded by Jean-Paul, then Cyril. Each of them in turn shaped the fate of the company, following the twists and turns of the world’s progress, its geopolitical developments, economic revolutions, technical inventions… as well as the tastes of the times.
Since 1863, “CAMUS” has been the name of a family of French winegrowers enterprising enough to take their place as a cognac House alongside the established English and Irish dynasties who had settled on the lands of Cognac a hundred years earlier.
Since 1863, “CAMUS” has embodied an ongoing voyage that draws on its immutable roots for guidance and nourishment, bringing about beauty and refinement and embodying a true Living Tradition.
"We Bring about Beauty and Refinement to Create Emotions and Pleasure."
We do this by seeking the exceptional in every product and experience we offer. We are Perfectionists, seeking the utmost refinement with sincerity, passion and determination. Our enemy is mediocrity.
We produce the best cognac in the world, for those who enjoy the finest things in life.
PILLARS THAT PUT THE CAMUS BRAND ON A COMPLETELY UNIQUE LEVEL,
SO ONE CANNOT COMPARE IT TO OTHER COGNACS.
Largest cognac house that remains
fully family owned and run
• 160 Years of History and Family
• Exclusivity, Refinement &
Craftsmanship with limited
quantities of highly manual
• Outstanding products with full
Passing “know-how” for 5
generation from father to son
• Tradition perfected by innovation
• Real Legacy of a living tradition
embodied by Cyril Camus
• Our reputation and a long term
vision are at the core of our family
Most awarded cognac in VSOP
and XO categories
• Leading producer in the cognacs
above XO category
• Leading producer of unique,
• Most recognized producer of
Single Estate Cognac – Borderies
• International Mindset with
over 50 nationalities among our
employees and key partners
One of the largest landowners in
Borderies area, the most sought after
cru and the historical heart
• First to obtain the double
Environmental Certificate and
High Environmental Value
• High diversity of varietals, with
Uni Blanc, Folle Blanche and
Colombard all present in our
Measurably Most Aromatic
cognac due to fatty acid and
• Superior cognac with a well-balanced,
complex taste and a long finish
• High content of Borderies eau-devie
in all our blends
• Highly Manual distillation on the lees
• Patented Technology and constant
innovations, e.g. chromatography
measurements of the exact chemical
components in soils and liquids:
evaporation and oxidation qualitative
processes in various conditions
Creative and not afraid to open new
horizons, we were first or among a very few:
• to bottle cognac (vs barrels)
• to use porcelain decanters
• to introduce the decanter
• to launch Master Blender
• to embrace the Duty-Free market
• to finish cognac in different
types of barrels and to mature
them in unique locations
(Caribbean expedition, Ile de
Ré, Montbazillac and sherry cask
finish for example)
THE LARGEST FAMILY OWNED COGNAC HOUSE
INDEPENDENT SINCE 1863
Celebrating a living tradition five generations strong, CAMUS reflects today over 160 years of entrepreneurship, testified by the milestones of a family legacy. At CAMUS:
• We have been operating independently since 1863 upholding the same uncompromising philosophy of a family five generations strong.
• We are craftsmen of an extraordinary passion, engaged in a relentless quest for the utmost refinement.
• We embrace the strength of our traditions while remaining at the forefront of science to always reach new levels of intensity in the aromas of our Cognacs.
• We create the most aromatic, the most beautiful Cognacs for the pleasure of those who appreciate the finest things in life.
OUR MISSION - To produce the best Cognac in the World, for the pleasure of those who enjoy the finest things in life.
OUR VALUES - we are perfectionists, seeking the utmost refinement with sincerity, passion, and determination.
•Passion: Our company is driven by the passion and dedication of its people, sharing a common mission to create the best Cognac in the world.
•Perfectionism: Our company pays close attention to every single detail, never compromising in its unending search for absolute excellence.
•Sincerity: Our resolutely independent company stands for sincerity and honesty in all its actions.
•Determination: By staying Independent, we keep the freedom of thought and action that is necessary in the quest for the Exceptional
Board President - CEO
At the head of the House of CAMUS since 2004, Cyril Camus has focused on building a far-reaching global distribution network, a strong Chinese presence and developing partnerships with high-quality third-party brands.
Fifth generation of the founding family, he upholds the House’s strong and avant-garde values : to defend its authenticity and independence and always seek the exceptional from Cognacs that best reflect the rich flavors of the terroir.
In 2014 Cyril Camus was nominated as one of the top 50 people to have marked Sino-French relations.
Early 2017 he was welcomed into the National Order of the Legion of Honor by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former French Prime Minister. In 2017, Cyril Camus was voted Top Family Business Leader by Campden FB, and entered the Babson Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Today, he is Trustee of Babson College, Chair of its Global Advisory Board, Co-founder and Honorary President of Réseau-Entreprendre Poitou-Charentes, Board Member of the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship and a Member of New York University President’s Global Council.