The concept behind Illusione Cigars was to re-create a specific taste profile from years past. Before the Saninistas took over Nicaragua in 1979, Nicaragua was growing some of the best tobaccos in the world. The cigars made from these prized fields in the Jalapa Valley and Esteli region were strong, bold, and clean. After years of neglect, these old Somoza fields have been re-cultivated by the legendary master grower Arcenio Ramos of Cuba. Along with Fernando, Chandito, and famed Cuban argonomist Jacinto, Arsenio has assembled the veritable "dream team" of tobacco production. They have re-grown these humble acres to yield their fullest potential once again. All Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo '99 or Criollo '98 seeds, wrapped with a Cafe Colorado wrapper, and finished with a traditional triple cap in the premier Raices Cubanas factory. Illusione cigars deliver a taste and a quality of smoke rarely found in today's market. All of their cigars are made in small-batch quantities to maintain quality and consistency.