Arturo Fuente

Over 20 years ago, Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. planted 37 acres of Corojo seeds in the Dominican Republic, hellbent on proving his detractors wrong. He knew he could grow a quality wrapper leaf in a landscape that by all accounts seemed impossible. His tenacity paid off, and the resulting Fuente Fuente Opus X is one of the most sought-after cigars in the world. It’s become what Cigar Aficionado called, “America’s First Cult Cigar” and its story is somewhat fantastical, and somewhat fairytale. The Celebration Series commemorates this groundbreaking cigar and the sizes reveal more of the story with names like Believe, Father & Son, God’s Whisper and Power of a Dream. OpusX is always impressive, and this Celebration series is no exception.

These cigars are made with the legendary wrapper leaves from Chateau de la Fuente, the birthplace of a dream.

Carlito Fuente made Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars in 2001 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Arturo Fuente Cigar Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1912. He planned to release Don Arturo Gran AniverXario cigars every year, starting in 2002, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary. However, these cigars were never released.

"Forbidden X" is an exclusive brand that applies to non-regular release Opus X cigars! These are extremely limited and almost impossible to find through your local cigar shop, but here at Cigarsdirect.com we pride ourselves on providing you with the very best cigars from around the world and the Forbidden X is second to none!

The tale behind Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City cigar is so improbable and so intricate that it seems like the work of a Hollywood scriptwriter. In fact, the idea for the cigar emerged during the production of a Hollywood movie: The Lost City, a 16-year labor of love for actor/director Andy Garcia. As Garcia worked to film this powerful story about the struggles of a Cuban family during the Castro revolution, he received invaluable help from legendary cigar maker Carlito Fuente—and their collaboration resulted in the almost accidental birth of one of the worlds rarest and most extraordinary cigars.

The Anejo is one of the rarest cigars in the world. This full-bodied and full-flavored smoke has extremely limited annual production, and typically, are only available around Father’s Day and Christmas.  Rolled to perfection with the finest-aged Dominican tobaccos, and wrapped in a 5-year-old Connecticut maduro wrapper which has famously been aged in Cognac barrels, the blend comes together in a rich and spicy, and slightly sweet smoke. The Anejo is a dark, oily cigar with a woody, slightly spicy flavor and a lush draw. This line also features several different sizes and is home to one of the most famous shapes, the No. 77 or the “Shark” as it is commonly known. The Shark is the first torpedo shaped cigar ever rolled the progresses from rounded pajaro shape to a square press. Discover for yourself that ‘rare’ truly does mean ‘exceptional’ in the case of the Arturo Fuente Anejo line.  

The Hemingway Line is a rich and well-balanced blend and a perfect compliment to the Arturo Fuente brand. Hemingway loved the Dominican Republic and their relaxed, familial, and warm way of life. As such, the cigars that bear his name, represent the best of the best that Dominican leaves can offer.  All the sizes in this line are extremely popular the the variations of flavor and strength indicate there exists a cigar for every smoking preference. However, two lines in particular, stand out above the rest. The Hemingway Short Story and the Classic are the most highly prized vitolas in the line. The Short Story is considered one of the world’s hottest cigars and is sought out by aficionados everywhere. And the Classic has been highly praised by critics and fans alike. Regardless of your preference, you can write your own happy ending with any selection from the Hemingway line.

You'd expect a line of cigars named after the Fuente family patriarch, Don Carlos to be pretty damn exceptional, and with this selection, you'd be right on the money. The Fuente family has an array of mouth watering cigars, but this one has been dubbed the "Pride of the Arturo Fuente Family." Exceptional in flavor, aroma, and draw, this smoke appeals to both novice and veteran smokers alike. Renowned for their high-quality standards, and sought after by enthusiasts around the world, this blend boasts a complex variety of flavors, perfectly matched to create a robust, medium-bodied palate that every cigar lover will appreciate. Wrapped in an oily, specially-selected Cameroon wrapper and a Dominican filler and binder, the result is a rich, spicy and especially toasty smoke. Experience the “pride” for yourself today!

Magnum R Rosado sungrown cigars are being released in four sizes and are each aptly named for their ring size. The Vitola 52, Vitola 54, Vitola 56 and Vitola 58. The essence of this new cigar is complemented by a new package and band design and presented in the same elegant trimmings that accompany all Arturo Fuente cigars.


2006 was the 30th anniversary of Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars created by the patriarch of the Fuente family, Carlos Arturo Fuente. In a tribute to his father, Carlito Fuente created the Don Carlos 30th Anniversary cigars: Don Carlos Edición

de Aniversario.


2018 Fuente Aged Selection will be released within the first 2 weeks of December just in time for the Holiday Season.  Prometheus and the world famous Fuente Family out do themeselves year in and year out and just when you think these items can not get any more beautiful, they showcase a new release that shines brighter and features a selection of cigars even more rare than the Previous Year!  All items are extremely limited and numbered. These fine cigars are a must for any collector or seasoned smoker. Reserve your special edition Opus X Cigars today... we are now taking Pre-Orders!

Prometheus and the world famous Fuente Family have done it again. A limited number of special edition Opus X cigars have been produced for this years Holiday Season. Already considered the worlds most exclusive and rare brand, these limited edition smokes are some of the most anticipated releases in the cigar industry year after year. The 2007 lot has just landed and this years selection is the best ever. All items are extremely limited and numbered. These fine cigars are a must for any collector or seasoned smoker. These unique items make a fantastic gift as well. Reserve your special edition Opus X Cigars today. Take advantage of these Extremely Rare Opus X Cigars and order yours today.

Opus X Cigars are the highest offerings from one of the leading cigar families in the world, Arturo Fuente, and as such they exemplify all the best ingredients, growing practices, and craftsmanship available. These cigars from the Dominican Republic contain the whole story of how dedicated cigar makers committed themselves to overcoming climactic challenges in order to take full advantage of some of the best soils in the tobacco-growing belt. The rich, fertile soils of this island nation have long been prized as the ground that nurtures robust, flavorful filler and binder tobacco.

Las Vegas is a place known for catering to those seeking a slice of the good life, and it delivers abundantly at times. While the casinos represent a lot of risk to gain any reward, one sure fire jackpot is found at the Casa Fuente Cigar Bar, where the Casa Fuente cigar line is the hottest game in town for cigar lovers. Created to be the house line of this popular Vegas stop, the line is now available in wider distribution, so cigar fans the world over looking for a safe best can enjoy these highly praised cigars. Like everything in Las Vegas, these stogies are dressed to kill in eye-pleasing shapes, sizes, and wrappers. But with these sticks, beauty isn’t just superficial. It goes all the way to the core, furnished by a select blend of tobaccos from the Arturo Fuente home turf in the Dominican Republic.

Arturo Fuente is best known for its unique blends and a bold flavor profile. Launched in 2012, Casa Fuente Series 5 is another master creation from this legendary and premier cigar manufacturer. This impeccable looking cigar is a medium-bodied morsel with a great aroma and taste profile. Rolled beautifully in an Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper, Casa Fuente Series 5 Maduro is made of Dominican Republic tobaccos. You’ll experience this masterpiece with your nose first. A sweet, rich smelling tobacco, that also delivers an excellent burn and draw. You can experience rich notes of cedar, coffee, chocolate, wood, and leather. Through each third of this smoke, you’ll experience new flavors and notes which makes it always interesting and always satisfying. Try it today at Cigars Direct.

World renowned and shrouded in mystery, the Casa Fuente cigars might be the hardest to find cigars in the country. Unless you live near Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, or you’ve got friends in high places, these cigars are notoriously hard to come by. A medium to full-bodied cigar with an Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper with rich Dominican fillers produce a sweet and spicy, but perfectly balanced smoke. If you love Casa Fuente, this is a great series to add to your humidor.

Some of the greatest triumphs in life are borne out of tragedy. The story behind the Opus X Angel’s Share cigar is one such story. In 2011, a fire broke in the Fuente tobacco warehouses in the Dominican Republic that ruined thousands of bales of tobacco that had been aging for decades. Borrowing the term from the spirits world, “angel’s share” refers to the portion of product lost to evaporation. Fuente Jr. said the angel’s had a great smoke as the warehouse burned that day, and decided to name this line as a tribute to that event. Using leaves from the heart of the plant, instead of the more common high-priming leaves that grow near the top, has created a wrapper that is considered the best of the best. Enjoy the balanced, elegant, slightly sweet and cedary flavors that evolves into cocoa notes. It’s truly an angelic experience.

The Casa Cuba is a nod to the old days and flavors of the time-honored traditions of cigar making from the island nation that made Cuban cigars a household name. Carlos Fuente Sr., blended this to remind him of his youth and chose an Ecuadorian Havana wrapper and a mixture of Cuban-seed Dominican long filler and binder. The names of the vitolas come from domino names Doble Tres, Doble Cuatro, Doble Cinco, Doble Seis, and may also harken to the childhood memories of Sen~or Fuente. A medium to full-bodied smoke with a unique tangy spice and sweetness that develops throughout the smoke. We anticipate the Casa Cuba to continue to grow in popularity, and is an excellent choice for the seasoned aficionado to the novice smoker.

“An all-consuming passion for cigars is the unsurpassed characteristic of Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Carlos Fuente, Jr., Chairman and President, respectively, of the Dominican Republic based Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., manufacturers of internationally renowned Arturo Fuente handmade cigars.”

Very few businesses make it to the 100 year mark. Some have calculated that only .00897% of U.S. firms survive that long. So what better way to celebrate such a momentous occasion than by commemorating it with premium smoke? The Arturo Fuente Gran AniverXario Desinto al Siglo (the Destiny of Ages) is made with wrappers from Chateau de la Fuente, and uses Habano seed instead of the more commonly used Corojo seed in the Fuente Fuente OpusX. This full-flavor robust smoke has intoxicating aromas of nuts, wisps of cinnamon, figs, nutmeg and rum. A showstopper in appearance and packaging, it’s a masterpiece befitting a century of cigar-making-destiny that has been fulfilled by the Fuente family.

From the enchanted soil of Chateau de la Fuente comes another deep, rich, premium cigar from the prestigious Fuente Fuente Opus X. This Dominican Puro is truly a golden child from the moment you open the box. The distinct and almost flamboyant OpusX band and gold ribbon at the foot of the cigar signal that you’re in for a truly exceptional experience. You’ll detect flavors of sweetness, pepper and earth that ebb and flow throughout the smoke. The specially aged and fermented wrapper gives this cigar a robust, balanced and dark finish. Unmistakably bold, indisputably excellent, undeniably Fuente.

No one is quite sure what’s behind the name “Unnamed Reserve.” By choosing not to give it a name, Arturo Fuente has ironically named it. Released annually, each offering has a slightly different size or blend. Like all of Fuente’s offerings, each release is a feast for your senses. Beautiful to behold, the 2012 is slightly box pressed and dark espresso brown in color with a beautiful contrasting red foot and metallic band. Your tastebuds will also feast on this phenomenal Sun Grown beauty with an extremely rich, creamy, raisiny smoke. The 2013 is lighter in color and carries more of a sweet candied berry flavor that evolves into velvety coffee notes. Regardless of what you choose, you won’t soon forget the name or the experience of the Unnamed Reserve.

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ABOUTArturo Fuente

Top selling brands by Arturo Fuente cigars include:



Gran  Reserva

Magnum R

Opus X

Opus X Singles

God of Fire

Opus X Coffins

Opus X Tins

An all-consuming passion for cigars is the unsurpassed characteristic of Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Carlos Fuente, Jr., Chairman and President, respectively, of the Dominican Republic based Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., manufacturers of internationally renowned Arturo Fuente handmade cigars.” Perhaps the best-known cigar family in the industry, the Arturo Fuente family’s cigar brand was born in 1912 in the Ybor City cigar district in Tampa, Florida. Up until the 1960s, cigars were made with Cuban tobacco. After the U.S. embargo with Cuba was instituted, the cigars were made with Dominican tobacco. In 1980, production was moved to Santiago, Dominican Republic, which remains the center of the familys tobacco production today.

The tobacco is grown on the family’s renowned plantation, Chateau de la Fuente. Arturo Fuente cigars are among the best in the world. Each cigar represents over four generations of perfecting the art of fine cigars by the Fuente family, which has been the cigar business for over a century. The Arturo Fuente line of cigars go all the way back to nineteenth century Cuba. Arturo Fuente learned the fine art of making cigars from his father as a boy before immigrating to Key West in 1906, where he began his career. Arturo next moved Tampa, then the cigar capital of the world. It was here that the first ever cigars bearing the Fuente name were rolled. After Arturo passed, his son, Carlos took over the family business and eventually moved to Nicaragua, where their factory was burned by the Sandinista rebels. In 1980 he moved the business to the Dominican Republic, where it currently operates.
Arturo Fuente is still a family company after all these years. It is currently ran by Carlos Fuente Jr. and Sr., who personally oversee the production of all Arturo Fuente cigars. The company has four factories, six plantations, and employs over two thousand people. All of the familys cigars are still hand-made with only finest quality tobacco. Every leaf is hand-selected from the familys private reserves, which are exclusively set aside for the making of these cigars. The tobacco is then hand-rolled with an African Cameroon, Connecticut Shade, Connecticut Broadleaf, or Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper.

They are then aged to perfection inside one of the Fuentes Spanish Cedar Vaults. The Fuente family has dedicated itself to ensuring that every single cigar that bears their name would meet the high standards of the family patriarch Arturo. It takes years of experience and training before a cigar maker may begin working on A. Fuente Gran Reserva cigars. Each cigar is rolled exactly as Arturo did a century ago by masters of the craft. Opus X are the flagship line of the company, and its rarity has led to its consistent ranking as among the most sought-after cigar in the world. But the company also produces a wide variety of cigars of all sizes. Their Hemingway are widely renowned, as well as Anejo, Casa Fuente, and God of Fire are all popular. Other lines include the Don Carlos and the Lost City.
Additonal lines produced by Arturo Fuente include: