VS, VSOP and XO are The Great Classics in the world of Cognac, fruity and floral notes are the signature of our eaux-de-vies. Slowly maturing in barrels, the masculine woody character blends with floral and sweet-berry aromas; sensual and ever so slightly elusive, this is the Godet style.

These three classic Cognacs are the direct descendants of the ‘brand-wijn’, exported by Bonaventure Godet on his trading vessel in the 16th Century.

From the youngest, the VS, to the oldest, the XO, they are the stages of a sensory journey.


1783. Gédéon-Louis Godet, the seventh generation of Godets, is appointed Deputy-Commissioner of the Dutch Royal Navy. This assignment is due to his regular commercial voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, the Channel and the Baltic Sea. With his ancestor, Bonaventure, who sailed to France some 200 years earlier, he forged forever the family link to the sea.

This XO Fine Champagne, aged and blended on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at La Rochelle, expresses aromatic complexity and rich smoothness.
XO is a blend of the emblematic Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus. Thanks to their extraordinary ageing qualities, we have created a deep, floral and finely chiselled XO. It has a lingering, velvety assemblage of honey, prunes and fine leather.