Prosper Delord, a travelling distiller, founded the house of Delord in 1893 after he fell in love with the magnificent eau-de-vie of Armagnac. His two sons, Gaston and Georges, took over and followed in their father's footsteps with the same passion he held. Today, Gaston's sons Jacques and Pierre Delord continue the family tradition, along with the next generation, Jerome and Sylvain.
The House of Delord vineyard covers 42 hectares and is divided into 11 parcels located in the village of Lannepax. It is made up of the four traditional Armagnac grape varieties: Ugni Blanc 56%, Colombard 24%, Baco 14% and Folle-Blanche 6%.
The four grape varieties are harvested, pressed, and vinified separately in a winemaking cellar, a few metres from the distillery.
The distillation takes place in the heart of winter. Delord are one of the only Armagnac houses using the two methods of distillation; the continuous distillation method that is typical for Armagnacs and also double distillation. The two double distillation stills produce fruity eaux-de-vie destined for young Armagnacs.
The House of Delord cellars hold more than 1000 barrels and a dozen oak tanks that have aged and protected the Armagnac eaux-de-vie. The oldest vintages are kept in Bonbonnes (glass jars) away from the light, in a room called Paradise.