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Press Release | Plasencia Cigars and Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 Launch Exclusive Belicoso

MIAMI – April 10, 2019 – Plasencia Cigars, one of the world’s largest, high-profile tobacco growers and cigar manufacturers, has joined forces with Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 to create Plasencia Cigars for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911, a limited-edition belicoso. Effective May 2, the cigar will be available for sale exclusively at Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 flagship stores in the United States, and online at

Plasencia Cigars for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 is a medium to full-bodied cigar, made with sustainably treated tobacco plants in Nicaraguan soils, and then aged for over seven years in the most favorable conditions. Plasencia Cigars for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 is hand-rolled in Nicaragua, at the Plasencia Cigar Factory in Estelí. The cigar, with a limited edition of 300 boxes, comes in a twenty-count box belicoso, which measures 6 inches by 52 ring gauge.

“We are honored to partner with Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 to share the ideal combination of flavors and blends that perfectly represent both of our brands, in one savoring cigar,” said Nestor Andrés Plasencia, CEO of Plasencia Cigars. “Plasencia Cigars for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 symbolizes the commitment of both brands to serve and provide consumers with the highest quality products in the industry.”

This exclusive, 100 percent Nicaraguan blend, celebrates a rich heritage as well as more than 100 years of expertise within the cigar industry for both Plasencia Cigars and Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911.

“Plasencia for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 beautifully represents Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911’s quest for outstanding cigar experiences, providing only the finest blends for aficionados to celebrate and enjoy,” announced Lana Fraser, director of marketing of Davidoff of Geneva USA. “Plasencia Cigars, in collaboration with Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 have found the perfect synergy and balance to create an enticing and elegant blend that will create a unique and memorable experience.”

A celebratory launch event will take place in New York City on May 2 at the Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 flagship store, located at Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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About Plasencia Cigars

Plasencia Cigars is one of the world’s leading growers of first-class tobacco. The Plasencia family has been pioneering the industry since 1865 when Don Eduardo Plasencia began growing tobacco in Cuba, and five generations of the Plasencia family have continued the legacy. Today, Plasencia Cigars produces more than 35 million handmade cigars per year and harvests tobacco from more than 3,000 acres across several countries in Central America, including Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama.

About Oettinger Davidoff Group

Oettinger Davidoff Group, with sales of approximately 500 million Swiss francs and 3,600 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family-owned to this day. The company is dedicated to the business of producing, marketing, distribution and retailing of premium-branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium-branded cigar business includes Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino, and Zino Platinum. Oettinger Davidoff Group is also the sole agent of many brands in several countries such as Haribo in Switzerland, and S.T. Dupont in the USA. Its business is anchored in a strong “crop-to-shop” philosophy, having pursued vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua to its global network of over 75 Davidoff Flagship stores and strong Appointed Merchants.

Press Release | Crowned Heads Le Careme Belicosos 2019


Under the heading, “back by popular demand,” Crowned Heads has announced the return of the sought-after Le Careme Belicosos Finos in the form of a 2019 Limited Edition.


In February 2018, Le Careme Belicosos Finos LE 2018 was introduced and immediately became a cigar enthusiast favorite. High ratings and industry accolades ensued, culminating in Halfwheel’s ‘Cigar of the Year 2018’ Runner-up award in January 2019. Unlike the regular production Le Careme brand which is trunk-pressed, the 5 1/2″ x 52 Belicoso Fino LE 2019 retains the same round format as it’s 2018 predecessor.

Le Careme Belicosos Finos

Press Release | Crowned Heads Le Careme Belicosos 2019

John Huber

“When we released the 2018 LE, we knew we had something special,” commented Crowned Heads co-founder, Jon Huber, “but we really had no idea that the Le Careme Belicoso Fino would go on to do what it did. We actually had made the decision to produce the LE 2019 in September of last year, well before the annual ‘awards season’ came into play. We also made the decision early on to increase the total production for 2019.”

The Blend

The blend is comprised of an Ecuadorian (Sumatra) binder, Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, and is finished with a Grade A Dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Production is limited to 2,500 (12-count) boxes, i.e., a total production of 30,000 cigars. The suggested retail price for the Le Careme Belicosos Finos LE 2019 remains the same as last year with an MSRP of $10 per cigar, and $120 per box.

About La Careme

Le Careme Belicosos Finos LE 2019 is manufactured at Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A., Santiago, Dominican Republic, under the supervision of premium cigar industry icon, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.