Each year at the IPCPR Trade Show, My Father Cigars has been known to introduce a new regular production line into its portfolio. For 2020, the plan was to introduce My Father Cigars’ interpretation of the recently acquired Fonseca brand to the world. The 2020 PCA Trade Show might have been cancelled, but that didn’t stop My Father Cigars’ plans to roll out the Fonseca by My Father Cigars.
The Fonseca brand was established in Cuba by Don Francisco Fonseca. The Dominican version of the Fonseca brand has been made by the Quesada family since 1974 and for many years was a staple of the Quesada portfolio. It was a brand in the Quesada portfolio that contains several predicate (grandfathered) lines.
With the brand steeped in Cuban roots, Fonseca fits into My Father Cigars’ portfolio of brands that also have Cuban heritage. This includes brands such as: La Antiguedad, La Opulencia, La Gran Oferta, and Cabañas. Fonseca is the best known of these brands to date.
The Fonseca by My Father Cigars is a Nicaraguan puro. There are six sizes in the line: Petit Corona, Robusto, Belicosos, Toro Gordo, Cedros, and Cosacos. The Cedros line will feature a cedar sleeve covering while the Cosacos size will feature a tissue paper sleeve. Each of the cigars will be presented in 20-count boxes. Later this year, the Cosacos size will also be available in a five-count tin option. The artwork can be described as a combination of the Fonseca and My Father logos.
Fonseca might also be the most unique My Father Cigars release to date. It’s a departure from the bolder and spicier offerings in the My Father portfolio – and it might set the direction for My Father Cigar for years to come.