Back to Stories

Celebrate chinese new year with Zhang Huan

“In China, the new year represents the family reunion… the cult of the ancestors as you invite your ancestors to come back home for the moment of the new year, and transmission among generations,” observes the artist Zhang Huan.​

Zhang Huan
0:00 / 0:00

In “Eaux-de-vie”, his monumental masterpiece for Maison Hennessy, the artist pays pictorial and metaphorical tribute to spirituality and celebration, a gesture further elevated by the start of a fresh 12-year cycle with the Year of the Rat — representing new beginnings, possibility and infinite hope.​


The Rat is the first, the smallest and also the most alert, intelligent animal in the Chinese zodiac. It is free, intelligent and full of spirit,” he notes. “In my work I tried to express this through different colors on large and small life cells. My wish was to let people experience the hope of life, the true meaning of life.


Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège is a balanced cognac, expressing 200 years of Hennessy's know-how. The fruit of nature’s uncertainties, this unique blend has tamed the elements to craft and embody the original concept of cognac. The emotion awakened by the pleasure of tasting it continually reveals new facets of its personality. 

The savoir-faire of the Maison Hennessy is fully expressed in this balanced cognac: the selection of eaux-de-vie, aging and assemblage. A cognac of remarkable consistency and vitality, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège conveys all of the savoir-faire of the Hennessy master blenders who have ensured the continued success of this harmonious assemblage for 200 years.