Hennessy Paradis was created in 1979 by Maurice Fillioux. Drawing from the legacy of his grandfather eaux de vie, Maurice Fillioux gave life to this perfectly harmonious cognac. It takes its name from the Paradis cellar, a legendary place at the Hennessy Maison. “Paradis” refers to the cellar used exclusively for the ageing of Hennessy’s most exceptional eaux-de-vie.
The Paradis cellar is the guardian of the Maison’s soul. For at least five decades, the eaux-de-vie – stored in oak casks whose tannins have been released over the years – matured slowly until they reach an incomparable level of purity. Hennessy Paradis is the incarnation of this spirit and of this place.
Hennessy Paradis is composed of a hundred eaux-de-vie, from the very best years represent the finest of each terroir. Selected immediately after distillation, they are pure yet rich, with a pronounced floral nature. Chosen primarily for their incomparable finesse and wonderful intensity, they already display the notes and texture of ripe, juicy fruit. Their coppery-gold color comes from the old barrels in which they age in the darkness of the Paradis chai. When it comes time to blend Hennessy Paradis, aromatic paradoxes come into play, offering the palate a variety of nuances, which reveal themselves gradually before uniting in perfect harmony.
The new Hennessy Paradis decanter and its tulip glass were designed by Ferruccio Laviani, renewing the entire design universe of this cognac. Laviani’s designs are notable for their emotional content and pertinence. The streamlined Hennessy Paradis decanter he has designed began with an inspired gesture. He added a discreet pedestal to elongate its silhouette, curves and fins to refine its rounded shape, and a play of light and transparency to enhance the blend’s warm amber color.