CLE Cigar Company will be the new U.S. distributor of Gentili Fabrizio Srl., an Italian humidor maker. Along with the Gentili name, the deal brings Maserati-branded humidors to the U.S. due to an arrangement between Gentili and the Italian automobile manufacturer which began in 2008.

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“Cigars have a special place for me,” said Fabrizio Gentili, founder of Gentili Fabrizio Srl. “When Mr. Christian Eiroa approached me about presenting my products into the U.S. market, I quickly accepted. It is a pleasure and an honor being able to present my works to such a large audience.”

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The company will debut its new line at the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show, one of two new distribution agreements CLE has announced before the trade show.

“I have never been made more impressed than when visiting the Gentili production facilities,” said Christian Eiroa in a press release. “It was not until I saw a special box (not a cigar humidor) that was commissioned for Pope Francis that I knew this was the right partner for CLE Cigars.”

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Gentili will show a humidor nicknamed Noah’s Ark at the IPCPR convention and trade show, more specifically it will show #2 of the 10 humidors slated as part of the production run. In addition to traditional cigar humidors, the company also indicated it has made commissioned boxes for the G8 Summit, President George W. Bush and the Royal Families of Qatar.

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In addition to Gentili, CLE Cigar Company also distributes the Asylum, CLE, EH Cigars, Eiroa, Hecichera, Pura Soul and Wynwood brands.

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