Since it was formed in 2010, Lionel Osmin & Cie has been dedicated to making wines that express the history and the traditions of the southwest of France and are true to the soils, the terroir and the vines from which they are made.
LIONEL OSMIN & CIE IS ALSO FOCUSED ON TRYING TO WORK WITH SUPPLIERS WHO ARE BASED IN AND LIVE IN THE SOUTHWEST OF FRANCE
It also wants to be part of and pay tribute to the unique economic ecosystem of which its vineyards, its growers and people are members. It is why the company has pledged to follow sustainable viticultural practices, and not use pesticides, so that it can produce the healthiest vines and wines possible with zero residue both in its wines and vineyards.
Since 2010 it has embarked on an ambitious tree planting programme to help the Landes forest in Gascony recover from devastating storm damage. By the end of 2010, it had planted close to 43,000 trees, the equivalent of 40 hectares, and helped restore and rebalance the vital wind and storm corridors through the forest.
It is also focused on trying to work with suppliers who are based in and live in the southwest of France for everything it does, from printers, graphic designers, to truffle harvesters, to help both local employment and its own carbon footprint. That dedication is also seen in the vineyard where it encourages and promotes the use of indigenous grape varieties in its wines.
Lionel Osmin & Cie also looks to do what it can to help local communities and in 2014 started to work with the volunteers behind the Life is Rose association to help families affected by cancer. It helped launch ‘Assurose’ the first loan insurance programme for women who have suffered breast cancer. It also supports local Food Bank initiatives to provide food and comfort to less privileged people in southwest France.
It also wants to promote the culture of the southwest and since 2016 has been a member of the Club Concert’O that supports the Pau Pays de Béarn Orchestra and its youth orchestra, El Camino, that helps give children of all backgrounds the chance to learn and share the experiences of being part of an orchestra.
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Lionel Osmin, Thomas Passé, Export Sales Europe
and Damiens Sartori, Oenologist, Lionel Osmin & Cie (l. to r.)