In 1919 Jules Desfrieches, who had already earned the nickname of “Père” Jules, decided to turn his passion into his trade. In love with Normandy and its treasures, Jules started to sell his cider locally. Then in 1923, Jules distilled Calvados for the first time, without knowing that it was the beginning of an institution.
In 1949 his son, Léon Desfrieches, joined the family business and created the brand Le Père Jules as, in honor of his father. Thierry Desfrieches, Pere Jules's grandson, joined his father in the business in 1976. The first export sales were started in 1980 in Europe and then later throughout the world. Today, Guillaume Desfrieches, the fourth generation, joined the family business after he finished his studies in oenology in 2002.
Since 1919, quality and rigor are the driving forces of four generations of producers that have continued to be faithful to the traditional methods with a love for their work. Their only wish is to be able to propose the best products.