Gautier is one of the oldest Cognac houses, and its history has spanned 10 generations, remaining in family ownership until recently. The story begins in the 17th century, when the Gautier family made casks using wood from the Tronçais forest, famous for the quality of its oaks.
In 1644 Charles Gautier married Jacquette Brochet, a wine-maker’s daughter. From 1700 their grandson, Louis Gautier, developed the trade in Cognac. He helped expand the market and contributed to the considerable growth of Maison Gautier.
In 1755, the Gautier family obtained a Royal Warrant to produce Cognac and a founding charter signed by Louis XV. Maison Gautier was born, and the winery was installed in the former watermill in Aigre.