My Father Cigars, Inc. has purchased the U.S. rights to the Fonseca brand from the Quesada family.

According to Cigar Aficionado, conversations about selling the brand began in September between Janny García of My Father and Patricia Quesada, who was then working on international sales for the company. The pair, along with Patricia’s sister Raquel, collaborated in 2012 on a cigar called Tres Reynas.

Fonseca was founded in 1892 and is still produced in Cuba today. The Quesada family has been making the brand since the 1970s and it’s one of the only active Cuban brands whose American trademarks are not held by either Altadis U.S.A. or General Cigar Co.

García told Cigar Aficionado that My Father would make changes to Fonseca.

An email sent to Janny García seeking confirmation of the deal was not immediately returned.

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