Late last year, Quesada Cigars announced that three new vitolas would come to the company’s Casa Magna D. Magnus II line: Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. Two have already been released and now the company is preparing to release the third.

At next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Quesada will show off the Casa Magna D. Magnus II Marcus Aurelius, a 6 x 64/46 corneta made with the same Bic lighter-like pressing as the Tiberius vitola. A corneta is a type of belicoso, although the cigar comes to a round head as opposed to a pointed tip.

The Marcus Aurelius, which will ship in August, will retail for $8.95 and is limited to 1,000 boxes of 10. It will be shown off at next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans, La.

D. Magnus II, like almost all Casa Magna-branded products, is a partnership between the Quesada family, who distribute and market the cigar, and the Plasencia family, who produce the cigars at their Estelí, Nicaragua-based factory. It uses a blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos including a sun grown wrapper from Jalapa.

As for the other two new sizes, the Trajan was released in January as a limited edition available to all retailers, while the Hadrian became an exclusive for members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America. Together, Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius are known as “the three good emperors.” All were Roman emperors.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

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