Beam Global Spirits & Wine has lined up the launch of the latest limited edition of its Courvoisier Erté collection of Cognac.

The US drinks company said yesterday (7 October) that the seven-bottle collection of Cognacs will be offered for sale in the US in time for the holiday season. The run is limited to only eight sets, with the 750ml bottles having a suggested retail price of $1,450 individually and $10,000 for the collection.

"While originally available over 20 years ago, we are now offering Courvoisier connoisseurs the final eight sets of the Erté collection featuring some of the rarest blends we have in stock," said Stacey Simmons, senior brand manager for Courvoisier.

The collection was created exclusively for Courvoisier by Russian-born artist Erté, who was given artistic freedom with the design of the bottle itself and the seven inspired decorative bottle labels. The Courvoisier Erté bottles were originally released from 1988 to 1994. This run represents the last eight sets of the collection.

Included in the blend is Cognac dating back to 1892, the year Erté was born.