A.J. Fernandez is one of the best known cigars in Nicaragua, where he has one of the largest production facilities in Esteli. Fernandez's roots are, however, in Cuba, where Abdel Fernandez's grandfather Andres, in Castro's age, founded San Luisano in San Luis. Abdel himself was also born and raised in Cuba and taught him the subject of a greatness, Don Alejandro Robaina. However, the regime in Cuba did not stop him and he went to Nicaragua, where he founded the brand A.J Fernandez, a tribute to his grandfather and his father Ismael, who is also involved in the brand.
The first plant under the name of Tabacalera Fernandez was opened in a small barn where only 6 rollers produced cigars. Initially these were cigars for others like Rocky Patel. Later, Fernandez went to produce cigars under its own name, including the Diesel and the Man O'War. In 2010, Abdel revived the brand of his grandfather, San Lotano. In general, A.J.'s cigars are. Fernandez full of flavor and firm body.