Shortly before his death in 2009, Fernando León Asensio led La Aurora to experiment with growing tobacco in Bonao, Dominican Republic. Nearly 15 years later, some of that tobacco is being used on a cigar that honors what would be his 100th birthday.
Fratello’s VICEVERSA is a 7 x 52 Churchill that has caps on both ends of the cigar. The company says that depending on which end you cut, the cigar will taste differently. It was originally scheduled to ship in October.
It’s a Dominican puro with a blend crafted in part by Manuel Ynoa of La Aurora.
The Red Tail Series is named after the painted red tails of the planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
Fratello is celebrating the long history of tobacco and cigars in Florida with its newest release.
It’s the second cigar to have been announced in honor of Gaby Kafie’s 50th birthday.