Renault, brand owned by Altia
- 1835 Jean-Antonin Renault establishes his firm in Cognac.
- 1876 Antonin Renault dies. Jules Brunet is in charge.
- around 1900 Henri de Saint-Louvent, son in law of Antonin Renault, takes over.
- 1963 Renault buys Castillon Cognac (est.1814) and becomes Castillon Renault
- 1973 Castillon-Renault becomes part of Hennessy
- 1975 Castillon-Renault becomes part of the Dreyfus group
- 1991 Merger with Bisquit Dubouché to become Renault Bisquit; they move to Rouillac.
- 1991 Pernod Ricard buys Renault Bisquit
- 2009 Distell buys Bisquit after which Renault and Bisquit are two separate brands again.
- 2010 Renault is sold to Altia Corporation (Finland)
Renault does not own any vineyards but buys its (young) cognacs.
In the nineteen-eighties the name Castillon was still in use as a brandname for cognacs, but this name has vanished altogether, although a Pinet-Castillon is sometimes still offered on an auction. Castillon was a firm established in 1814 under the name of Pinet-Castillon.
Nowadays you can buy Renault cognac in one of the following qualities:
Renault Bleu Nuit V.S.; Renault Carte Noire Extra; Renault Carte d’argent X.O.
Carte Noir Extra is a blend of three different cru’s: grande champagne, petite champagne and fins bois and has aged twenty years. Carte d’Argent XO has aged 30 yars and is likewise a blend, but predominantly of grande and petite champagne.
Other brands in possession of Renault or which have been used in the past by Renault:
- Armand Frères
- Armand St.Arnaud & Co.
- Batton Royal Crown Brandy
- Carte d’Or
- Celestin Ribes
- Comte de la Garde
- Delmont, Jules
- Léon Dupont
- Grandes Distilleries Réunies, les
- Golden Lion
- Jannery, Jules
- Prince Louis
- Renault (-Bisquit)