On Oct. 21, the newest Fratello release will head to retailers in Texas.

That cigar is a Texas exclusive, appropriately called The Texan. And keeping with the Big as Texas theme, the cigar is a massive 7 1/8 x 58 covered in an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper, a Sumatran binder and four fillers: Dominican piloto cubano ligero, Dominican andullo, ligero from Estelí, Nicaragua and ligero from Pennsylvania.

It is being produced at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.


“We went full body and our largest cigar format to date,” said Omar de Frias in a press release. “The balance of The Texan, with as much ligero as it has, is simply incredible.”

Pricing is set at $11 per cigar and it is limited to 500 boxes of 20 cigars. Fratello says a portion of the sales will benefit the Texas Cigar Merchants Association.

Charlie Minato

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