Montecristo is the best known and perhaps even most appreciated of all Habana landmarks. One could say that Montecristo is the reference to all other Habano's.
The name is from the novel "The Count of Montecristo" by Alexandre Dumas.
In the tobacco factory of H. Upmann in Havana, where the brand was created in 1935, the reader read from the novel to the cigar rollers, this novel was so well received that it was decided to name the new brand by the name of the main character the novel.
The historical range of Montecristo was originally composed only of the vitolas with numbers 1 to 5, and gradually the series was expanded into a range that covers the tastes of the most demanding smokers. In 2004, a new model will be added: Edmundo, a thicker model and 2 years later, the line is completed with the Petit Edmundo. The name Edmundo comes from Edmond Dantes, the main character of Dumas novel.
In 2009, the Montecristo Open will be on the market, with four new vitolas; The melange is milder than the other Montecristos, this line has been developed for the new generation of novice smokers.
Its read-out tobacco mix consists exclusively of strictly selected inner and leaf leaves from Vuelta Abajo, where the best tobacco in the world comes from, the two melons, one with medium to full flavor, and the second of the Línea Open, with a slightly more flavor , offer an excellent aroma that can keep both the most experienced smokers and newcomers in the Habano world.