Maria Lucia Lime: Honoring a Mother’s Legacy Through Luciano Cigars’ Artisanal Blend
Last year, Luciano Cigars introduced the Maria Lucia lime as a limited edition but this year they bring it back as a regular production including a few new vitolas. The blend remains the same. That means filler from Peru, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic under a double binder. The binder is Sumatra and Habano 92 from Ecuador. The wrapper is Connecticut Broadleaf.
The Maria Lucia factory, owned by Luciano Cigars, produces the line in four sizes. These are a Corona Gorda, Double Robusto, Canonazo, and a box-pressed Magnum
With the Maria Lucia, Luciano pays homage to his mother who passed away when Luciano was just 12 years old. “It’s been overwhelming to see how much this cigar has started to mean to people,” said Luciano Meirelles in a press release. “I get messages every week…truthfully, I’m just grateful for the opportunity to honour my mother, to let her legacy grow and her story be known through this cigar.”
The artwork is created by Meirelles daughter Deborah. She dreamt of a woman, drew a sketch of her and Meirelles said It reminded him of his mother. Deborah never even saw a picture of her grandmother. “It was almost supernatural the way things happened. It’s hard to believe it was only a coincidence…and now years later, when I decided to finally create this cigar, naturally, in a full-circle kind of way, we thought there would be no better idea than to use my daughter’s drawing for the box,” Meirelles said last year.
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