At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Fratello Cigars will launch its fifth line, the Fratello Inverso. The name translated from Italian “inverse shuttle” and that is because it is an offshoot of the Fratello Navetta, but with the tobaccos literally inverse in the blend.

Last year, brand owner Omar de Frias created the Fratello Navetta as a tribute to the twelve years he worked at NASA before leaving to focus on Fratello Cigars full time.

The Fratello Navetta Inverso it features all of the same tobacco components as the Fratello Navetta, but they are assembled into the blend differently. Navetta Inverso features a Habano Nicaraguan wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder, and a combination of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. (The original Navetta featured an Ecuadorian wrapper, Dominican binder, and Nicaraguan filler). The cigars are available in three sizes: Corona Gorda, Robusto, and Toro Grande. The cigars are presented in 20-count boxes.

“It does not cease to amaze me how one leaf of tobacco can change a blend entirely. In our case we changed it all.” commented de Frias. “Reality is when you use well fermented and aged tobaccos, the likelihood that the cigar will be great is high.”

At a glance, here is a look at the Fratello Navetta Inverso:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua SA)

Vitolas Available

Corona Gorda: 5 7/8 x 46 (SRP $9.50)
Robusto: 5 1/2 x 54 (SRP 11.25)
Toro Grande: 6 1/4x 54 (SRP 12.50)