As has become tradition, Prometheus has announced the details regarding the annual Opus22 set, a collaborative release between the California-based cigar and accessory company and Arturo Fuente. In 2004, the companies partnered to release 22 Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars—including some non-regular production sizes—packaged in their own coffins and placed in a special humidor. Since then, the sets have appeared every year with their announcement normally coming ahead of the IPCPR convention and trade show.
The sets, which are limited to 500 units, raise money for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a Dominican-based charity established by the Fuente and Newman families that provides education, medical assistance and other services to families. They are traditionally released in two waves, the first of which will include 350 units in November of this years with the remaining 150 shipping in May.
Inside are 18 different cigars, three of which are new: the Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power, Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro Maduro and Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Churchill Maduro.
- Fuente Fuente OpusX 13 Belicoso (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX 888 Especiale Natural (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF Maduro (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF Natural (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power (2)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero (2)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX LBMF (1) Fuente Fuente OpusX LFMF (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX Pirámide 56 Especiale (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX Shark (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros the Bull (1)
- Fuente Fuente OpusX Tiger Shark (1)
- Angel’s Share Churchill (1)
- Angel’s Share Toro (1)
- Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill (1)
- Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro (1)
- Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Double Robusto (2)
- Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro Maduro (1)
- Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Churchill Maduro (1)
This year’s Opus22 set carries a MSRP of $975.
In addition, a variety of other limited editions will be released by Prometheus containing Fuente products. The popular travel sets are now known as Opus6, a collection of six limited Fuente cigars.
The Opus6 set is limited to 2,000 units priced at $260 per piece. A total of 650 pieces will be made in black, 650 in red and the remaining 700 in Macassar Ebony. Inside each box are two books, The Fuente Story Passion behind the Tradition and Legacy and Journey to Chateau de la Fuente.
For those wanting a more substantial piece, the company will also be producing the 2014 Limited Edition Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Humidors by Prometheus. The $3,750 humidor package includes eight Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Double Corona, four Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Churchill Maduro, four Fuente Fuente Forbidden X Toro Maduro, four Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso, eight Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero, four Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF, four Fuente Fuente OpusX Pirámide 56 Especiale, four Fuente Fuente OpusX Taurus The Bull, four Angel’s Share Churchill and four Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Churchill.
The French-made humidors measure 20 inches wide, 9 1/4 inches deep and 5.4 inches high. Only 150 will be made: 25 in black sycamore, 37 in red sycamore, 35 in Macassar Ebony, 38 in yellow sycamore and 15 in walnut.
For fans of the Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario and Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City, both products will also return in familiar form.