The Casa Magna represents the ultimate collaboration between two cigar legends, Manuel Quesada of the Fonseca enterprise and Nestor Plasencia. Nestor’s farms produced the Nicaraguan puro leaves used in the construction of this very new cigar introduced to the world in 2008. The Nicaraguan filler is embraced by a very special Cuban-seeded Colorado Ligero wrapper also grown in Nicaragua. This deluxe oily wrapper augments the complexity of the filler, delivering one memorable smoke to the enthusiast lucky enough to procure a box of these beautiful cigars.
The Casa Magna is indeed the product of a great house, the meaning of its name, by the way. This is a medium- to full-bodied cigar as you would expect, given its Cuban heritage, sweet and toasty. These cigars have predominant notes of earth and pepper, shading to coffee, cherry, and even a hint of caramel in the last third of the cigar. These taste shifts are gradual and not abrupt, shifting softly from one to another. Most of the shifts take place in the final third of the smoke. Winding its way throughout the various flavors is a demure creaminess, a quality beloved of aficionados.