Fratello Cigars has announced that the company’s fifth core-line cigar—Navetta Inverso—is set to begin shipping to retailers on Monday, October 29th. The cigars were first debuted at this summer’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, being cleverly branded as the reverse of Fratello’s 2017 release: Fratello Navetta.
The name is Italian, translating to mean “Inverse Shuttle,” which incorporates company founder Omar de Frias’ Italian heritage and background with NASA. Both the 2017 Navetta and 2018 Navetta Inverso are being grouped into a collection known as the Spazio series, translating from Italian to mean “Space;” whereas the original three Fratello cigars now comprise the Fratello series.
Navetta Inverso showcases space-themed packaging (being the reverse color scheme as the Navetta), as well as an inverted blend makeup, where similar tobaccos have been shuffled into a new format. The cigars feature a Nicaraguan wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and fillers of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Three sizes have been rolled, with prices ranging from $9.50 to $12.50.
Navetta Inverso Breakdown
- Wrapper: Nicaragua
- Binder: Ecuador
- Filler: Nicaragua | Dominican Republic
- Factory: Fábrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua, S.A. (Nicaragua)
- Production: Regular Production
- Packaging: 20-ct boxes
- Vitolas: 3
- Price: $9.50–$12.50
- Release: Oct 29, 2018
- Corona Gorda: 5⅞” x 46 | $9.50 (MSRP)
- Robusto: 5½” x 54 | $11.25 (MSRP)
- Toro Grande: 6¼” x 54 | $12.50 (MSRP)