Cusenier was established in 1868 by Eugène Cusenier in Ornans, near the Swiss border. In 1874 he created the Société de la Grande Distillerie spécialisée dans la fabrication du kirsch et de l’absinthe. So initially they didn’t produce cognac at all. It was a liqueur distillery and they had factories and subsidiaries all over the world.
But in 1908 they bought the distillery in Chateaubernard from Tribot Fils & Cie. and according to a 1950s advertisement, they als owned vineyards in Charente.
In the 1960 or 70s, they merged with Byrrh, a very large liquor manufacterer, which already had taken over Dubonnet and Cinzano in 1961. Then in 1976 they became part of Pernod-Ricard. Their stocks and distillery were sold to Chateau Paulet in 1982.
Cusenier cognac was produced until the 1970s.