An exquisite cigar, the Fonseca brand is the only Cuban cigar brand that offers all its cigars wrapped in extremely delicate, almost transparent paper. It is thought that this wrapping helps the cigar maintain an optimal humidity level. The wrapper also protects the cigar from becoming damaged.
Cigar aficionados love the unique appearance of the Fonseca cigars. The Spaniard Don Francisco Fonseca first registered the Fonseca trademark in 1907. Early in the 20th Century, the Fonseca Cuban cigar was manufactured in several different Havana cigar factories. Fonseca Cuban cigars are now produced in Quivicán, a small town in the province of Havana.
The taste associated with a Fonseca cigar is a mild sweetness and aromatic herbal quality. The mild quality of the Fonseca brand means that it offers a chance for beginners to exercise there palate with a Cuban.
Don Francisco Fonseca, a handsome man, who cared deeply about appearances, passed this precision on to his cigars, which he dressed in silky tissue paper - a tradition that continues to this day on the four Habanos sizes that bear his name. Fonseca's light blend of tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo region makes it the ideal cigar to follow a light meal. All sizes of Fonseca are 'totalmente a mano', totally hand made with three being 'tripa larga', or long filler and one 'tripa corta' or short filler.