Fonseca by My Father Petit Corona
The Garcia family surprised the cigar world when it announced in 2019 that it bought the trademark for Fonseca, a cigar that had been made in the Dominican Republic for the U.S. market since the 1970s. What wasn’t as surprising is that the Garcias’ version turned out to be quite delicious, especially the Petit Corona. Now that it’s produced at the My Father Cigars factory in Estelí, Fonseca is currently enjoying a renaissance as an all-Nicaraguan composition. The tobaccos, including the Corojo ’99 wrapper, were grown by the Garcias. The Petit Corona shows a dense smoke of gingerbread and toast balanced by a piquant hint of ground red pepper—a spicy Garcia signature that lets you know Fonseca now belongs to them.