In 1857—156 years ago—Dante became one of the first brands to use lithographed labels. It is the same brand also credited as being the first to market their product with pictorial labels.
Fast forward to 2013 and a new Dante brand is being released next week. Owned and distributed by Mike Huff and Mo Fakhro, who are the general manager and owner, respectively, of Cigar Connection in Arlington, Va. The initial blend is a combination of Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper and the filler and binder tobaccos coming from Nicaragua.