Richard Hennessy x Berluti

Richard Hennessy x Berluti

Richard Hennessy x Berluti

Richard Hennessy x Berluti

September 2022



The Maison Hennessy’s Editions Rares collection presents a unique collaboration that celebrates the best in excellence and craftsmanship.

The iconic Richard Hennessy blend — the Maison’s most exclusive cognac, named for its founder — joins forces with Berluti, one of the most storied names in luxury leather craftsmanship, for an unexpected tribute to elegance and daring.

Preserving time-honored techniques, from the precise calligraphic gestures used to inscribe French oak tierçon barrels to the meticulous workmanship required to craft exceptional leather accessories, each house upholds a taste for innovation and an art de vivre passed down by guardians of savoir-faire from one generation to the next.

A confident and assertive blend, Richard Hennessy cognac is produced in extremely limited quantities of 12 tierçons per year, using some of the world’s scarcest eaux-de-vie, which have been carefully selected and preserved in Hennessy’s Founder’s Cellar. Like a monument, a bold carafe in Baccarat by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind salutes the Maison’s founder with graceful contours and an engraved script, an excerpt from Hennessy’s founding act signed by Richard Hennessy, contrasted by a crystalline geometric stopper.

Now, thanks to Berluti’s master craftsman, Richard Hennessy cognac is accompanied by a masterpiece of leatherworking savoir-faire that stands as a work of art in its own right.

A sleek, handcrafted attaché case in rich, cognachued Venezia calf leather features a central cutout, framing the carafe and its script like a trophy, while an angular sheath hugs the decanter’s curves and keeps it secure, whether inside the case or used as a standalone platform. Tucked inside the case, a custom-made cardholder is stamped with the Hennessy and Berluti logos.

The Richard Hennessy x Berluti carafe is available in a very limited edition of 150 pieces through private sales and at Houses of Hennessy worldwide.

Prices upon request.


Berluti was established in Paris in 1895 and has been built by four generations of shoemakers. In 2005 fine leather goods were introduced and, in 2011, a complete clothing collection. A unique bespoke service from head to toe is now available through Berluti’s workshops in rue Marbeuf and rue de Sèvres. Berluti now has over 60 stores worldwide.


Hennessy’s Editions Rares cognacs are a family of assemblages that represent the finest, most exceptional eaux-de-vie in the House’s extensive library, some of which date back to the early 19th century. Stored in the Founder’s Cellar in Cognac, France, these eaux-de-vie have been selected with the greatest care for more than 250 years and set aside to mature, season after season, across eight generations, for the enjoyment of future cognac aficionados. When the time is right, the Hennessy Master Blender selects from these precious reserves to compose some of the world’s most exceptional and remarkable blends, including the Richard Hennessy and Hennessy Paradis cognacs. The epitome of Hennessy savoir-faire, Editions Rares are produced only when the time is right and presented in unique creations of extremely limited quantity.



The leader in Cognac, the Maison Hennessy has shone around the world with its exceptional know-how for more than 250 years. Built on founder Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest, the brand is present in more than 160 countries. Based in the heart of the Charente region, Hennessy is also a steadfast pillar of the regional economy. The House’s success and longevity are rooted in the excellence of its cognacs, each of which is born of a unique process of transmission of know-how from generation to generation. The first spirits house to be certified ISO 14001, Hennessy unites its capacity for innovation and the support of all of its partners to protect this exceptional area. As a crown jewel of the LVMH Group, Hennessy is a major contributor to French international trade, with 99% of production sold in export, and a worldwide ambassador for the French art de vivre.


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