Only the best, most established cigar companies out there carry Arturo Fuente cigars—and Deco Drive Cigars is no exception. We’ve been stocking these cigars since 2001, and for good reason: they are some of the finest in the world.
The Arturo Fuente cigar brand was born in 1912 in Ybor City (now known as Tampa’s “Latin Quarter”), when Cuban-born Arturo Fuente—who had been making cigars for a living for years—rolled the first cigar to bear the Fuente name. Until the 1960s, the cigars were made with Cuban tobacco; after the U.S. embargo against Cuban products was instituted, however, the Fuentes made the transition to Dominican tobacco, and in 1980 the family moved the company to Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Now perhaps the most famous family in the cigar world, the Fuentes are still running the company today in the Dominican Republic. Carlos Fuente Sr. and his son, Carlos Fuente Jr., run the company together, the third and fourth generation of the family to do so. Their uncompromising dedication to quality—from carefully handcrafting each cigar—has won them the respect of their industry, as well as devotion from those who smoke their cigars.
Arturo Fuente cigars range from the inexpensive to the premium, but all Arturo Fuentes are made with only the highest quality tobacco; every leaf used is individually selected. Each of their cigars is made completely by hand, rolled in one of four wrappers: African Cameroon, Connecticut Broadleaf, Connecticut Shade, or Ecuadorian Sun Grown. After being rolled, the cigars are aged in Spanish cedar vaults until they achieve a perfect balance and depth of flavor, then packed in boxes equipped with humidification devices so their stability and freshness is ensured.
The legendary flagship cigar of the Arturo Fuente brand, the Opus X, has consistently been ranked as one of the most sought-after cigars in the world; however, their other cigars, including the Hemingway, Añejo, and Casa Fuente, are renowned as well. At Deco Drive Cigars, we take pride in offering these wonderfully flavored, flawlessly constructed cigars. Try an Arturo Fuente cigar, and you’ll understand why the Fuente family is known for changing the way the cigar industry thinks about Dominican tobacco.