The Seleccion Escogida Lumina, a new limited production line from D’Crossier Cigars is scheduled to begin shipping to stores at the end of June.

The new line features a blend that is based on 5-year-aged tobacco fillers grown in the regions of Jalapa, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian habano claro leaf, while the binder comes from the Dominican Republic. A press release from Pure Aroma Cigars, which produces the Flor de D’Crossier line, describes Lumina as being medium-plus in flavor and highlighted by a sweetened and floral tobacco flavor along with notes of cocoa and cedar.

The blend was created by Isaias Santana Diaz and Andres Leon, with the line produced at Tabacos de Costa Rica. As part of the production process, the cigars undergo a 120-day aging process in the factory’s aging rooms, and then another 120 days in Spanish cedar boxes. Flor de D’Crossier Seleccion Escogida Lumina is being offered in three vitolas, which are presented in 25-count Spanish cedar boxes:

  • Flor de D’Crossier Seleccion Escogida Lumina Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46) — $9 (Box of 25, $225)
  • Flor de D’Crossier Seleccion Escogida Lumina Robusto (4 7/8 x 50) — $10 (Box of 25, $250)
  • Flor de D’Crossier Seleccion Escogida Lumina Hermoso #2 (6 x 48) — $11 (Box of 25, $275)

For 2023, each of the three sizes will be limited to a production run of 250 boxes.

The Lumina name was selected for the line as the company says it “inspires enlightenment in virtue and silence, a motto that encapsulates the meaning of life.”

The new line is scheduled to begin shipping to stores on June 28, with a launch party scheduled for June 24 at Cava Cigars in Miami.

Update (July 7, 2023) — Shipping has been delayed until Monday, July 10, per Isaias Santana Diaz.

Image courtesy of Pure Aroma Cigars.

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