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In Dec. 2019, My Father Cigars announced that it had acquired the Fonseca brand from Quesada, taking ownership of a historic cigar brand with Cuban roots and an established domestic presence. Little was known about what the next chapter in the Fonseca story would hold, other than that My Father was going to be making some changes to the brand and launch it at some point in 2020.

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While a release date still isn’t firmly in place, we now know a few details about what the release will look like via some advertising that the company has launched.

As for the blend, it will be a Nicaraguan puro highlighted by a shade grown corojo 99 rosado wrapper. The company describes the profile as being rich with flavors of earth and spice, but which have been tamed to pay homage to the classic Fonseca brand.

The sizes for the Fonseca line have also been announced, with six vitolas available:

  • Fonseca Belicosos (5 1/2 x 54)
  • Fonseca Cosacos (5 3/8 x 42)
  • Fonseca Petit Corona (4 1/4 x 40)
  • Fonseca Robusto (5 1/4 x 52)
  • Fonseca Toro Gordo (6 x 55)
  • Fonseca Cedros (6 1/4 x 52)

All of the sizes will be offered in 20-count boxes, and the Cosacos will also be offered in five-count tins.

As the name would imply the Cedros will come wrapped in a piece of cedar, something unique to that size. There will still be the tissue paper wrapping, a signature flourish of the Fonseca brand.

What remains to be announced is pricing as well as when the cigars will ship, as Janny Garcia didn’t have a firm timeframe for when they will be on shelves. She did note that the cigars are ready, but without packaging on hand, she couldn’t commit to a shipping date.

Images via My Father Cigars.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.