THE DELOUIS FAMILY
1885 Georges, the beginning
A vinegar factory in Limoges (center of France)
Georges, a young soldier from a Limousin family of lawyers bought a vinegar factory that just that had been set up. The proximity of Bordeaux vineyard was for him an opportunity to reuse wine that had turned sour and was not proper to consumption as wine. From this raw material, he created vinegar. With his flair for fine taste and flavors, he simply added mustard seeds to develop a mustard based on vinegar and red wine must.
1940 Pierre and the vinegar
Vinegar production extends
In 1940, Pierre Delouis, a young man in his thirties, joined the family business. He decided to concentrate on the development of spirit vinegar next to wine vinegar. Just after the Second World War he stopped mustard production, freeing up space to extend the vinegar-making facilities.
Philippe, a visionary entrepreneur
Innovation around mustard, vinegars and sauces
« Look to the future and think outside the box » was Philippe DELOUIS' motto.
In 1964, Philippe Delouis joined the company as a member of staff and already suggested to his father to launch the production of the very first cider vinegar of the Limousin market using local apples. He met Chefs all over the world to promote his innovation and receive a successful feedback. In 1976, he needs space to expend and moves the production of mustard to the village of Champsac in the countryside.
The hand over to Gaël BRABANT
A new story written with a vinegars producers’ family
In 2004, Philippe Delouis now 65 years of age, handed over the reins to the Brabant family with whom he had forged a relationship of great trust for years.
It was the starting of a year of transition sharing experience between Philippe and Gaël to do so.
The company transfer of the DELOUIS family business has been decided to another family focusing on preserving local practices.
This choice was celebrated with an award for the know-how transfer in 2007.