If you have ever visited Casa Favilli in Granada, Nicaragua, you have undoubtedly noticed the tile work that is prevalent throughout the building. Those tiles, are the inspiration for the company’s newest line, called Ladrillos, the Spanish word for tiles. Mario Favilli, the man who built the mansion-turned-cigar factory, opened his concrete tile factory in 1915, and produced the tiles for the building, which was completed in 1925.

The line debuts in a 5 x 52 box-pressed robusto vitola, a size and format designed to reflect the square nature of the tiles. Additionally, each cigar’s ring features a different tile design that blends colors from Casa Favilli’s architectural color palette.

As for the blend, it is a Nicaraguan puro that uses a habano oscuro wrapper. The Favilli Ladrillos is a regular production line that is being released in Enviro-Packs of six cigars that are priced at $70 each, or approximately $11.67 per cigar. They have just begun shipping to stores.

Update — Shortly after this story was published, the blend details were added, as was a note that this is a regular production line. Additionally, the company clarified that the cigars have begun shipping, and the article now reflects that.

Images courtesy of Favilli.

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