Fratello Cigars is heading to Switzerland.

Today, the company announced that is has entered into a distribution agreement with Importadora Corazza GmbH, which will bring Fratello’s cigars into the country. The company is headquartered in Herisau, Switzerland, and has been in the cigar industry since 2010. It currently distributes Casa Turrent, Mombacho, and ADVentura, among others.

“What first started as a friendly chat at one of the international trade shows years ago ended in a focused and highly motivated cooperation,” said Dr. Marcello R. Corazza of Importadora Corraza, via a press release. He went on to call Omar de Frias, founder of Fratello Cigars, a “straightforward, hardworking and fast thinking person” and valued the quality of both the products and the person behind them.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Importadora Corazza GmbH,” said de Frias. “Being a young company that has its origins in the classic import trade, I’m certain it will be a great opportunity for us to expand Fratello’s footprint across Europe.”

In addition to its distribution in the United States and Switzerland, Fratello Cigars is currently available in Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.