The piano-lacquered Opus22 box, individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, contains four separate boxes, each with individual coffins.
Tiger Sharks, Forbidden X Belicosos, and King Powers are just a part of the original collection of rare and aged Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars on their way to retailers, but beware: they come at a steep price.
The hard-to-find Fuentes’ treasure is called Opus22, a reference to the number of cigars included in the elegant box. Since 2013, the special set of cigars has been available through a partnership between Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. and Prometheus International Inc., which designs and manufactures the packaging.
From left to right, Don Arturo Gran AniverXario Toro, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Double Robusto, Fuente Fuente OpusX LFMF, Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power and Fuente Fuente OpusX BBMF Maduro.
The piano black lacquered main box, individually numbered and delivered with a certificate of authenticity, contains four separate boxes inside, each with individual caskets. On each coffin is the name of the vitola and the year of its release. 350 boxes are now heading to stores, with another 150 boxes slated for release in May 2020.
The lineup for this year’s release is impressive. Part of what makes this version so special for Fuente Fuente OpusX enthusiasts is that many of these sizes don’t normally appear in their respective lines. Along with a host of uncommon size formats such as Shark, Tauros the Bull, Tiger Shark, 888 Especiale Natural, two Lanceros and a natural and maduro version from BBMF, flagship products include a Churchill and Toro size from Angel’s Share.
From left to right, Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share Churchill, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Double Robusto, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X 13 Belicoso, Fuente Fuente OpusX Piramide 56 Especiale, Fuente Fuente OpusX Tauros the Bull and Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero.
There are also four sizes of Fuente Fuente ForbiddenX, an offshoot of the OpusX brand that uses a cape grown on a special plot of just 13 acres.
The elegant collection has a retail price of $ 995, with net proceeds going to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a charitable group created by the Fuente and Newman families for the express purpose of improving poor communities in the Dominican Republic.
From left to right, Fuente Fuente OpusX Forbidden X Toro Maduro, Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero, Fuente Fuente OpusX 888 Especiale Natural, Fuente Fuente OpusX LBMF, Fuente Fuente OpusX Tiger Shark, Fuente Fuente OpusX Shark.
Fuente Fuente OpusX cigars, made in the Dominican Republic, are made by the Fuente family, with wrapper leaves grown on the Chateau de la Fuente in the Dominican Republic.