Quesada Cigars has announced a new sister brand to the company’s award-winning Casa Magna line, dubbed Vega Magna.
Vega Magna is described as “a bold cigar created with Dominican ligeros, visos and secos finished with a fine sun-grown Ecuadorian wrapper.” Differing from the original Casa Magna Colorado cigar—made at the Plasencia factory in Estelí—Vega Magna is being produced at the Quesada’s own factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
To differentiate the cigars from other Quesada brands, Vega Magna uses specially selected tobaccos from renowned grower Miguel “Miguelin” Núñez, a tobacco farmer with more than 40 years experience. This includes the use of Dominican Tercio-aged tobaccos from as early as 2001. Tercio aging is reportedly performed over longer periods of time, described by Quesada as “bring[ing] out wonderful complexity, that help [to] create a sweet, rich full-bodied blend with notes of cocoa, dried fruits and cedar.”
Quesada has reportedly been working on the project for the past two years, using teams of tasting panels from the U.S., D.R., and Spain to meet the tasting needs of a wide range of palates. The cigars have been rolled in three sizes (Robusto, Belicoso, Toro) and are packaged in boxes of 10. In addition, the packaging features unique artwork from Pragmy Marichal—an artist local to the Quesada’s Dominican operations.
Vega Fina is a regular production product, made in small batches by a single team of torcedores at the Quesada factory. The cigars will make their first appearance at IPCPR 2018 and begin shipping to retailers in the fall.