Illusione will be the new distributor for Amendola Family Cigar Co.

Amendola was launched in 2017 by Jeffrey Amendola. Currently, the company has cigars made at three Nicaraguan factories: AJ Fernandez, La Zona Cigar Factory and Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (TABSA.)

“I am grateful every day to my grandparents who arrived in the United States from Italy, penniless, and created a better life for us,” said Amendola, in a press release. “Amendola cigars was created in honor of them and my Italian heritage. Together with my business partner and best friend, Christopher Monaco, we look forward to working closely with the Illusione Cigars team to further expose our story and Amendola Cigars to the smoking public.”

In addition to Amendola, Illusione also distributes Cavalier Genève.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.