OLIVA – Centuries of love for tobacco, cigars and life!!!
Melanio Gran Reserva takes the name of the company’s founder and constitutes the flagship of the company. Voted as Cigar of the year 2014, with 96 rating. Like the Serie V, it is a full of flavour and at the same time soft cigar. Its tobacco is a blend of Oliva Nicaraguan Habano focusing on tobacco from the valley of Jalapa, an area known for the finest leaves in contrast of Esteli and Condega regions. This carefully aged blend produces a particularly delicious smoke. The wrapper is a unique seed of the Oliva family grown in Ecuador. Melanio is an extremely mild cigar made of premium and aged tobacco.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Intensity of Taste: Mild to Medium
Each Oliva cigar contains a piece of rich history that goes back many years to 1886 where Melanio Oliva cultivated tobacco in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. In the late 1950s, the grandson of the Gilberto Oliva family was forced to leave his homeland and go to Nicaragua. Gilberto’s insistence and constant search for the best tobacco led the 4th generation of the family to turn these quality tobacco into handmade premium-quality cigars. Then they joined forces with the Belgian Vandermarliere family, founders of J. Cortes, who shared the same struggle for cigars, tradition and family. Since then, the two grandsons of the families, Fred and Jose, are in the “steering wheel” keeping their traditions and supporting each other on both sides of the Atlantic.