Illusione cigars are the brainchild of Dion Giolito, a popular veteran cigar retailer turned master blender who wanted to create a top-quality Nicaraguan cigar that was a great throwback to those great old pre-Sandinista smokes of the 1970s. To accomplish this challenging task, Don procured first generation Nicaraguan Corojo '99 and Criollo '98 tobaccos for the binder and filler, and covered these vintage leaves with a gorgeous, San Andrés Maduro wrapper from Mexico. The result is a nostalgic throwback cigar that is full of flavor, medium-bodied in strength, and brimming with hearty notes of earth, cocoa, cashews, leather, hints of white pepper, and layers of sweet chocolaty goodness from the dark and oily Mexican wrapper. Mr. Giolito’s hard work really paid off because his Illusione cigars earned the distinction as the #7 cigar in Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Cigars of 2007. Riding the wave of success from his original blend, the Illusione lineup now includes the Classic, Epernay, Fume D Amor, Garagiste, Gigante, Rothchildes, and Singulare, seven spectacular luxury blends with their very own unique character, flavors, and aromas, that have made Illusiones cigars one of the best-selling boutique brands on the market.