When it comes to La Aurora in the Dominican Republic, it’s more than just about cigar production: it is the living history of the country, the core of one of the most important business groups of the Dominican economy, and thus also a family history.
At the Talavera de la Reina in Toledo, Spain, cigar jars are made by hand. The master potter Francisco Agudo gives an insight into the factory, where the jars for the new Vintage Collection from Habanos are produced.
After a family tragedy, Raquel took over tobacco purchasing and blending duties with clear goals: to look to the future while learning and working side-by- side with her father, Manuel Quesada. In addition, she worked to strengthen herself against the sexist prejudices that persist to this day.