Last November, Mombacho Cigars S.A. released approximately 150 boxes of each of the three sizes of its newest line, Casa Favilli, as part of a soft launch to retailers in the United States and Switzerland. Now, the line is expanding its distribution to retailers worldwide.
The cigar is notable for featuring a Nicaraguan broadleaf wrapper, which Claudio Sgroi, president and master blender of Mombacho Cigars, says is the first such leaf ever used in the industry. It gets paired with tobaccos from Nicaragua’s Condega and Jalapa regions and is offered in three regular production sizes:
- Casa Favilli Robusto (5 x 50) — $11 (Boxes of 12, $132)
- Casa Favilli Toro (6 x 52) — $12 (Boxes of 12, $144)
- Casa Favilli Belicoso (5 1/2 x 52) — $13 (Boxes of 12, $156)
The cigar gets its name from the company’s factory in Granada, Nicaragua, a colonial-era building that was repurposed into a fully functioning cigar factory when Mombacho Cigars S.A. acquired it in 2014. It dates back to 1925 when it was built by Italian architect Favilli Bendichi, becoming what is said to be one of the first houses in the region to use reinforced concrete.