We would like to present the books and DVD on the story of the Fuente family and their cigar making.
Their story of how they have overcome numerous insurmountable challenges and obstacles, and
become the reigning family of premium cigars is truly inspiring. We are honored to share them with you.


Humble, resilient, and strong: The Arturo Fuente family is all that and more. Their saga begins with Don Arturo Fuente in pursuit of the American Dream, deploying his cherished Cuban artisanal strengths, then continues to his son, Don Carlos Fuente Sr., grandson, Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr., and his sister, Don Arturo’s granddaughter, Cynthia Fuente. Waiting in the wings: the up-and-coming fourth generation.

The pleasure of a smoke and the comfort, solace, and camaraderie found in a great cigar have been a source of enjoyment for centuries. This book tells the tale of a true legacy, from Fuente’s earliest years to the creation of the world-renowned Fuente Fuente OpusX, the first commercially viable all-Dominican-grown and -rolled puro ever—and its remarkable resultant contribution to the evolution of modern cigars.

Richly illustrated with exclusive photography by Ian Spanier, Arturo Fuente: Since 1912 is penned by author and cigar doyen Aaron Sigmond. It celebrates the accomplishments of the past three generations of the Fuente family, their cigars, and how their surname, and the OpusX marque, have become synonymous with epicurean global luxury. With contributions from actor-director Andy García and Ciro Cascella, the executive president of Tabacalera A. Fuente, this volume is a tribute to the cigar as a timeless passion, and to the Fuente family.

This oversize hand-bound book, finished with authentic hand-tipped cigar bands and presented in a handcrafted clamshell box, is a must-have for any cigar connoisseur— especially so for Arturo Fuente devotees.

The Fuente Story

Excerpt from The Fuente Story: Passion Behind the Tradition and Legacy

Carlos Arturo Fuente speaks to his son, Carlito, about moving their cigar factory to Dominican Republic from Tampa, Florida (year 1979).

“I realized that we had to try another foreign country,” Carlos says. “This was a scary thought. We'd had some hard knocks when we tried it before.”

“I was actually close to quitting. I couldn't take the pain anymore. Meanwhile, there were people who wanted to buy us out. I didn't want to sell, but I had to ask my son what his feeling was.”

“Papa,” Carlito replied, “this is my life. I want to stay in this business forever.”

“Well,” Carlos countered, “you know that we're almost broke. So we have to move. And if we go to any foreign country, it has to be as a family. I don't want any more partners. I don't want to have to deal with anybody else.”

“Whatever you want, Dad.” That was Carlito's answer. From that moment, their decision to move forward to a new home overseas was firmly set. And a pattern was set, too. Many times in the years to come, Carlito's energy, determination and dedication would inspire Carlos to keep pressing ahead, pushing himself, working to make the business ever stronger, and to create cigars that would be known as the ultimate in quality and flavor.