In 1885, Fernand Moureaux and Henri Porte create an herbal aperitif from the Gentiane plant. The idea is to offer a fresh beverage for summer. This drink quickly became a popular success and, after the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889, it will be called ‘Suze’. Name of Fernand Moureaux sister-in-law or name of a little Swiss river, the origin of the name is still uncertain.
Today, this famous aperitif is produced in the historical factory of Thuir, Pyrénées Orientales. This impressive architectural structure is the former shunting yard of Byrrh cellars, created by Gustave Eiffel!