The long-awaited Fonseca Cosacos Tins are set to begin shipping after being pushed back several months due to delays with the packaging.

The tins do not contain a new size for the line, but do offer a new way to purchase one of the smaller sizes in the line. When My Father Cigars announced plans for its refresh of the Fonseca brand that it acquired from Quesada Cigars, the company announced six sizes, all of which would come in 20-count boxes. But the Cosacos would also be offered in a five-count tin, though it didn’t ship with the rest of the line in August 2020.

Now, it’s on track to begin shipping next week, which would have them arriving at retail stores near the end of March. They will come with an MSRP of $39 before taxes, which represents just a slight increase over the MSRP of $7.75 for the cigar in the 20-count box. The Coscaos vitola is a corona that measures 5 3/8 x 42 and is the only one of the six sizes to come wrapped in tissue paper, a nod to the style of packaging used by the Cuban-made version of the Fonseca brand. The Cosacos vitola is also found in the Cuban-made version.

“It has been a long process, everything was more delayed than we expected because of the pandemic,” said Janny Garcia, vp of My Father Cigars, who had hoped that the cigars might have been available by the end of 2020, though acknowledged at the time that was a very optimistic goal. She said that the cigars are due to arrive in the company’s Miami warehouse next week and will begin shipping immediately.

The Fonseca by My Father line is a Nicaraguan puro, with a shade grown corojo 99 rosado wrapper the only disclosed leaf in the blend. It is available in six vitolas:

  • Fonseca by My Father Petit Corona (4 1/4 x 40) — $7 (Box of 20, $140)
  • Fonseca by My Father Robusto (5 1/4 x 52) — $9.50 (Box of 20, $190)
  • Fonseca by My Father Cosacos (5 3/8 x 42) — $7.75 (Box of 20, $155; Tin of 5, $39)
  • Fonseca by My Father Belicosos (5 1/2 x 54) — $10.60 (Box of 20, $212)
  • Fonseca by My Father Toro Gordo (6 x 55) — $11.20 (Box of 20, $224)
  • Fonseca by My Father Cedros (6 1/4 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)

The line is produced at the company’s factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Images courtesy of My Father Cigars.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.