Emilio Cigars has its corner in the Oveja Nega Brands booth, which makes sense if you are familiar with the brand since they are produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra and distributed by Oveja Negra Brands.

Two new releases are debuting at the show, alongside the rest of the Emilio lines.

Emilio LJZ Lonsdale

While it won’t be available for several months, the Emilio LJZ will be getting a third vitola, a 6 1/2 x 42 lonsdale that will join the existing Robusto and Toro vitolas. The cigar is named for Louis J. Zucca, founder of LJ Zucca, the company that owns the Emilio brand, and it’s a cigar that Scott Zucca says is a tribute to not only the man, but the company’s employees over more than 70 years, and the hard work, character and entrepreneurial spirit that he feels makes the U.S. such a great place. He also believes it is the best release in the Emilio portfolio.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano & Sungrown)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Habano)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Emilio LJZ Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 42) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)

Production: Undisclosed

Release Date: Fall 2021

Emilio Papa Joe Corona Extra

The Papa Joe line has been in the market for several years, but with its very limited production, it’s not the most well-known of Emilio’s portfolio. After previously being available in a 5 x 50 robusto vitola, it’s getting a new Corona Extra size that is scheduled to head to stores in the fall.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Habano)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Emilio Papa Joe Corona Extra (4 1/2 x 46) — TBA

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: Fall 2021

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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.