A family affair
François d’Aulan, the eldest son of the Marquis Jean de Suarez d’Aulan and Yolande Kunkelmann, took over the business in 1957. He presided over PIPER-HEIDSIECK Champagnes for 33 years. During this time he focused on the development of the company and the preservation of the family heritage. In 1988 he passed the torch to the Hériard Dubreuil family, who consolidated the international development of the Maison. Then in 2011, the Descours family took over the reins. Christopher Descours, grandson of Jean-Louis Descours, a major figure in the National Council of French Employers, who holds the future of this great Maison in his hands.