SEMPE is one of the most well-known Armagnac merchant houses. It was founded in 1934 by Abel SEMPÉ, a relentless Gascon serving his country and region. He was a recognised member of the resistance in the Armagnac battalion and then senator for the Gers for many years. Throughout his life, he kept a close eye on the SEMPÉ brandname. He developed it internationally in the 1950's with ever more innovative and superb presentations. Since he passed away SEMPÉ has remained faithful to his image: a dynamic and innovative brand, accessible to a wide public, whilst respecting his ancestral know-how of Armagnac.