Plasencia

1865: Don Eduardo Plasencia left The Canary Islands in search of success and opportunity and started growing tobacco in Vuelta Abajo, Cuba.

1898: Don Eduardo’s nephew, Sixto Plasencia Juares, expanded the business and opened the Corojal farm.

1920: Sixto Plasencia created “Hijos de Sixto Plasencia” (Sixto Plasencia’s sons) and began to export and sell to bigger companies.

1963: Castro’s regime confiscated the farms. Don Sixto and his family fled to Mexico with only what they could carry, and later relocated to Nicaragua.

1965: Starting again from scratch, Don Sixto planted his best seeds in the fertile soils of Nicaragua.

1978: Due to political turmoil, the Plasencia family’s tobacco farms were burned down, forcing the family to move to Honduras.

1986: Néstor Plasencia entered the cigar business, manufacturing 1 million cigars a year for other companies.

1990: Keeping the farms in Honduras, the family went back to Nicaragua to revive the land and raise the production to 33 million cigars a year.

2000: 30 different brands trust Plasencia to produce their cigars.

2015: Plasencia became the largest grower of tobacco in the world with more than 6,000 employees, 4 factories, and 8 plantations in Honduras and Nicaragua, producing 40 million cigars a year.

2017: Plasencia Cigars, the family’s own brand was launched. Néstor Andrés, Gustavo, and José Luis Plasencia introduced the Alma series, Reserva Original, and the Cosecha 146 among others.