A representative from General Cigar Company has confirmed that the CAO The Sopranos Edition has been discontinued, after online cigar retailer Cigars International mentioned it on Saturday in an email to customers.
The line was launched in 2005 as a licensing agreement with the HBO television show. It was made with a Brazilian wrapper, Honduran binder and a blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Colombian filler, with production happening at CAO Fabrica de Tabacos in Honduras.
The CAO The Sopranos Edition was released in three vitolas:
- CAO The Sopranos Edition Associate – 5 x 52
- CAO The Sopranos Edition Boss – 7 x 56 Belicoso
- CAO The Sopranos Edition Soldier – 6 x 54
There was also a limited edition Tony Soprano Signature Series that contained two 6 1/2 x 60 vitolas, and a sampler that included one of each the four vitolas. One of the most eye-catching releases in The Sopranos Edition was a five-cigar sampler/gift set that included cigars rolled in the shape of baseball bats, champagne bottles and a bullet. The packaging for the line came in distinctive shiny black and red boxes designed to look like a car trunk.