Hostos Fernandez the nephew of Manuel “Manolo” Quesada has opened his own cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. Tabacalera La Isla, the Dominican Republic’s newest cigar factory, has opened for business.

The handmade premium cigar factory began rolling cigars this week at their factory located in the Gurabo Industrial Park Free Zone in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera La Isla is focused on producing “private-label” handmade premium cigars.

“Having spent most of my life working in premium cigar factories and in the premium cigar industry at large, I am excited to pursue my dream of opening my own premium cigar factory.”, said Hostos Fernandez, founder and owner of Tabacalera La Isla. “I feel fortunate and grateful to have been able to learn so much from so many iconic leaders of the premium cigar industry whom I love and respect. I intend to continue to make them proud, one premium cigar at a time.”

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