Quesada Cigars will be expanding its Casa Magna D. Magnus line with three new sizes in 2015, the first of which is scheduled to be released in January.

The Casa Magna D. Magnus Trajan is a D-shaped cigar measuring 5 1/2 x 60 that has been pressed on one side to give it the distinctive shape. While the blend is the same as the other sizes in the D. Magnus II line, with a Nicaraguan Jalapa Sun Grown wrapper and Nicaraguan binder and filler, there have been a few adjustments made to the ratio of the fillers that give the Trajan a distinct flavor profile. It will arrive in stores with an MSRP of $8.50 per cigar, and just 1,000 ten-count boxes are being made for this new size, which is being produced at Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Nicaragua.

Casa Magna D Magnus II Trajan

Two additional sizes will debut in the spring: Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. Collectively known as “The Three Good Emperors,” the names for the cigars come from emperors who led the Roman Empire at its peak.

Terence Reilly of Quesada Cigars said that the series is being made to celebrate the fifth year of the D. Magnus brand. “It has been a huge hit for us and thanks to the cigar devotees of D. Magnus II and their support, we are able to introduce some new, unique sizes with even more affordable pricing,” he added via a press release.

The Casa Magna D. Magnus II line was announced in 2012 but its release was delayed until 2013, with the 5 3/4 x 52 Optimus and 6 1/2 x 55 Primus the first two sizes. Two more sizes, the 6 x 54 Tiberius and 6 x 60 Caligula were added in March 2014.

The D. Magnus II line is a follow-up to Quesada’s Domus Magnus line, a limited edition which was released in 2011. The entire Casa Magna brand  is a partnership between Quesada and Plasencia, with the former handling distribution and the latter handling all production except for the private label Casa Magna Dominican line.

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