The story starts back in 1950, the year Benigno Arronte was born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. At the time, his grandfather owned a cigar factory named “Ceniza” in Vuelta Abajo, where Don Benigno would learn the processes of cigar making at a young age. Things took a turn for the worse following the Cuban Revolution when Fidel Castro eventually took over, ultimately causing the Ceniza factory to close it’s doors.
Don Benigno might not be a name you know, but it is a name you should. Based in Costa Rica, Don Benigno is considered a cigar legend in the country he now makes his home. Having migrated from Cuba, he started rolling cigars from his kitchen to make some coin. As word spread, Don Benigno cigars became highly sought after and eventually he grew out of his home workshop. He would open his own cigar shop in San Jose where he would attact the attention of a local investor that helped him distribute his cigars. Unique and complex, Don Benigno is a cigar that should be in your humidor. After all, he is a legend.