Earlier this year, we reported that Quesada was revamping the company’s iconic Fonseca Classic cigar—a brand that has been in Quesada Cigars’ lineup since the company’s inception in 1974 (with a Cuban-made version dating back to the 1890s). The new look was shown at the company’s booth setup at IPCPR 2018 in July of this year.
Quesada has now revealed that the entire Fonseca collection will follow suit, showing a consistent look across all Fonseca blends. The updated collection includes five cigar blends: Fonseca Classic, Fonseca Vintage, Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo, Fonseca Cubano Limitado and Fonseca Nicaragua. Listed in this order, each Fonseca blend is incrementally stronger than the last.
All cigars now share a similar packaging layout (hinged-lid boxes with the bright red Fonseca color scheme) and primary Fonseca cigar bands, with each blend being differentiated by unique sub-bands (with the exception of the Fonseca Classic, which features only the primary band). This change most noticeably affects the Fonseca Nicaragua, which was only recently added to the lineup in 2016. Other subtle changes include Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo moving from box-pressed to traditional formats, as well as new price points to be introduced in 2019.
Quesada is set to launch the updated Fonseca lineup on Nov. 28th at an event in Nat Sherman’s Townhouse in New York City. The cigars will begin shipping nationwide following the launch event.