Fratello cigars releases Navetta Inverso boxer, Fratello Piccolo, and Space Packs for international markets. All these products were released for the domestic American market at the IPCPR trade show in July
Navetta Inverso Boxer
The Navetta Inverso boxer is a tweaked version of the Navetta Inverso. The Navetta Inverso was released last year. And that was a twist on the regular Fratello Navetta.
“Similar to the other Boxer blends, we modified the filler blend in the Inverso Boxer to increase in strength. And to highlight a different flavor profile from its Father the Navetta Inverso.” according to Omar de Frias in an email to Ministry of Cigars.
The cigar is a box-pressed 6¼x52 Torpedo. The blend consists of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, all aged for a minimum of three years. Some countries would use tobacco that young as a “Reserva” limited edition. The binder is a Habano Oscuro from Ecuador. The wrapper is a Habano from Nicaragua.
Space Packs & Piccolo
The Space Fresh Pack is a fresh pack as we know from several other brands. A perfect solution to bring cigars on a trip without a travel humidor. Or as a gift to an occasional smoker who doesn’t have a humidor. Fratello is joining the list of companies offering a fresh pack solution but is throwing in a bonus. That bonus is the exclusive 6×50 Fratello Classico Toro. That’s a size that is not sold separately. And two new blends, also not sold separately.
The inspiration for the two new blends doesn’t come out of space, as the last few new releases from Omar de Frias. The new names are inspired by Italy. And fit in with the Fratello name. Fratello is Italian for ‘brother’. The new lines are called Sorella and Arlequin. Sorella means sister and Arlequin is the Italian equivalent of a jester.
As for the blends, the Sorella is made from Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The binder is Indonesian. The wrapper is Ecuadorian Habano. The Arlequin has fillers from Nicaragua and Peru. The binder is from Ecuador. The wrapper is Mexican.
The Piccolo is a tweaked 4×34 version of the Fratello Classico. The binder and filler are the same, yet with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. “We used a different wrapper on our Classico blend and picked up some great flavors! The combustion and aroma were absolutely incredible.” Fratello owner Omar de Frias said in a press release. The Piccolo comes in boxes of 100 cigars.
At the intertabac trade show, Fratello secured distribution for three new countries. In Europe, the Fratello cigars will enter the Spanish market. And the company also expands availability in Africa. Distributors from Congo and Mozambique agreed with Fratello to be the exclusive distributor of the brand in their markets.