Illusione’s OneOff brand is currently arriving at retailers nationwide. Last year, Dion Giolito the founder and owner of Illusione Cigars announced he was bringing the OneOff brand back to market.
OneOff was created by Andrea Molinari in 2001. Molinari was a tobacconist who ran a La Casa del Habano in Milan, Italy. After failing to get his own brand made in Cuba, he turned to the Plasencia family, who would create the cigars at Segovia Cigars S.A. A year later, Molinari turned to Felipe Gregorio (owned by Philip Wynne) to handle his U.S. distribution. By 2004, distribution would move to Paul Giacalone of Massachusetts. Eventually, Plasencia stopped making the cigars and Molinari would sell the brand to Cuban Crafters. However, being a grandfathered brand under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deeming Regulations, it was an appealing brand for someone like Giolito to bring into his portfolio.
While Giolito hasn’t disclosed details, production is being handled at Aganorsa Leaf’s Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.(TABSA) factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigar is being released in ten-count boxes in eight sizes: +53 Super Robusto (5 3/4 x 48), Canonazo (6 1/8 x 52), Cartuchos (3 7/8 x 52), Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Corona Gorda (5 3/8 x 46), Julieta (7 x 47), Piramides (6 1/8 x 52), and Robusto (4 7/8 x 52).
OneOff is expected to be a featured cigar by Illusione at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show.