It’s not every day that you turn 150 years old and when you are Hennessy X.O cognac it calls for extra special measures of celebration. To begin with, you rope in Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry who then wears his best creative cap and creates a handcrafted cover, unlike anything people have seen before. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hennessy X.O cognac, the bottle has been reinterpreted by one of the most influential architects in the world. a total lot of only 150 numbered decanters are made; forged from 24-carat gold-dipped bronze to evoke feelings of drinking cognac and the process by which it is made. The bottle is a successful attempt at showcasing the rich customs, composition, the art of distillation of the legendary Hennessy X.O Cognac. A considerable amount of inspiration is taken from the Hennessy Maison, the rich Hennessy X.O blend, and the glistening Charente River.
The highlight of the bottle is the very attractive crinkled sleeve of 24-carat gold dipped bronze cover that envelopes it in a layer of opulence completely justifying the special occasion. Gehry says, “I wanted to bring it to life, and so I took inspiration from its birthplace and used this crumpling effect of the material that gives it a feeling of movement,” Gehry adds. “The materials I’ve chosen catch the light and make this a really beautiful object on its own, but then you realize it is a bottle of Hennessy X.O.” The Frank Gehry 150th anniversary Hennessy XO decanter will be limited to 150 pieces costing a whopping $25,500.