Artesano del Tobacco, the cigar company founded by former New York City retailers Gus and Billy Fakih, has announced it will be self-distributing. The company had previously had its distribution handled by AJ Fernandez Cigar Company.

The Fakih brothers launched Artesano del Tobacco in 2019.  Artesano del Tobacco has two brands, Viva la Vida and the soon-to-be-released El Pulpo. Production for both of these brands is done at AJ Fernandez’s factory and will continue there.