At the beginning of the 19th century, a prestigious family developed the Nerac area, which was the former capital city of “Navarre”, the last descendant of “Navarre” was Henri IV, King of France.
This Region first developed thanks to the new waterway that had been built at this time: the “Baïse”. Dozens of boats, called “Gabarres”, berthed at “Pont de Bordes” and shipped wine and Armagnac abroad through Bordeaux.
The main architect at the origin of this development is the Nismes Family, which was later joined by the Batz Family (descendants of d’Artagnan).
Two members of the Nismes family have particularly played a major role in this development:
- The General Nismes , hero of the 1870 war and governor of Paris.
- His brother, Jules Nismes , who was the the Founder'son of the Trade House, Pierre Nismes.
The House name became Nismes Delclou when Pierre Nismes got married to Elisabeth Delclou, who insisted that the House also bear her name.
Informations dating from 1685 about this old family can also be found at the Town Hall of Xantrailles and the activities of these craftsmen can be followed from the 17th and the 18th century until today.
Armagnac Nismes Delclou 1973 20$ 50cl
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