The newest and largest size of Fratello’s Arlequín is shipping to stores today.

Fratello has begun shipping the Arlequín Gordo, the third vitola in the line. It measures 6 x 58 and uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Ecuadorian habano binder, and fillers from Peru and Nicaragua.

It has an MSRP of $11 per cigar and is sold in boxes of 20.

This is the fourth size for the line, though only three are currently available:

The original 6 x 50 Arlequín size was sold in a sampler that Fratello introduced in June 2019. At the time, the company said it was using it to get feedback about two new blends: Arlequín and Sorella, the latter of which is sold in international markets.

As for the name, Arlequín—also known as Harlequin—was a comedic servant for the Italian theatre Commedia dell’arte.

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