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Fonseca

Brand Notes

Status
Fonseca is a current pre-revolution brand, started in 1892 and registered in 1907.
It is classed by Habanos SA in their Other marketing category of their portfolio of brands. Under the previous classification system, it was a multi-local brand.

Generally
The range comprises light strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region.
There is a non-Cuban brand with the same name.

Standard Band A Image Standard Band A
1960s on -- Current
Minor embossed, white paper
Standard Band B Image Standard Band B
For 2010 Special Release
Better embossing and detail on white paper

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Standard Production Packaging
Typical Fonseca packaging Cosacos
P3tw - 1995
Typical Fonseca packaging Delicias
B25tw - 2000s
Typical Fonseca packaging Fonseca No.1
B25tw - c1995
Typical Fonseca packaging Invictos
B25tw - 1995
Typical Fonseca packaging KDT Cadetes
B25tw - 2000s
Typical Fonseca packaging Multiple Boxes
B25tw - c1990s
Current Production Cigars
Fonseca Cosacos
Ring gaugerg 42 × LengthMMT135 mm (5⅜″)
3.5512
Construction:
Handmade. Tissue wrapped.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars in tissue.
Cardboard pack of 5 cigars in tissue (discontinued 2009).
Cardboard pack of 3 cigars in tissue.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
History:
In 2008 and 2011, humidors of 50 cigars were available through 5th Avenue, Germany.
Brown Fonseca Cosacos Cuban cigar.
Fonseca Delicias
Ring gaugerg 40 × LengthMMT123 mm (4⅞″)
Construction:
Handmade, short filler tobacco. Tisssue wrapped.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars in tissue.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
History:
Until c2002 was machine-made in Standard Mano size.
Brown Fonseca Delicias Cuban cigar.
Ring gaugerg 36 × LengthMMT115 mm (4½″)
3.1457
Construction:
Handmade. Tissue wrapped.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars in tissue.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
Brown Fonseca KDT Cadetes Cuban cigar.
Ring gaugerg 43 × LengthMMT162 mm (6⅜″)
3.26527
Construction:
Handmade. Tissue wrapped.
Bands:
Standard band A, B.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars in tissue.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Current.
History:
Although officially discontinued in 2012, these were still in production at least as recently as 2017.
Brown Fonseca Fonseca No.1 Cuban cigar.
Discontinued Production Cigars
Fonseca Invictos
Ring gaugerg 45 × LengthMMT134 mm (5¼″)
Construction:
Handmade. Tissue wrapped.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars in tissue.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued 2002.
History:
This cigar had limited availability.
Brown Fonseca Invictos Cuban cigar.
Fonseca Aromas
Ring gaugerg 40 × LengthMMT140 mm (5½″)
Construction:
Handmade.  Tissue wrapped.  Size is approximate only.
Bands:
Standard band A.
Packaging:
Dress box of 25 cigars in tissue.
Status:
A pre-1960 release. 1960-01-01Discontinued mid to late-1980s.
History:
This cigar was fairly rare.
Brown Fonseca Aromas Cuban cigar.
Special Releases
Fonseca No.4
Ring Gaugerg48 × LengthMMT127mm (5″)
Fonseca Fonseca No.4 Fonseca No.4 - a new special release size
Construction:
Handmade. Tissue wrapped.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for Benelux .
Packaging:
Numbered dress box of 25 cigars in tissue (1,600 produced).
Status:
A 2010 release. 2010-01-01
Brown Edición Regional Benelux release of Cuban cigars.
Amateur
Ring Gaugerg50 × LengthMMT141mm (5½″)
Fonseca Amateur Amateur - a new special release size.
Construction:
Handmade.
Bands:
Standard band B, with Regional Edition band for France (Francia).
Packaging:
Numbered semi boîte nature box of 10 cigars (4,000 produced).
Status:
A 2011 release. 2011-01-01
Brown Edición Regional Francia release of Cuban cigars.
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