Cigar Review: Fratello Navetta Discovery – Rated 92

Three, Two, One — We have liftoff. That was the sound of Omar de Frias and his Fratello Cigars team back at the 2017 IPCPR where they showcased the 4th introduction for Omar’s young company. Over those four years he has became a cigar household name to many a cigar enthusiast. As many of you[…]


Omar de Frias is proud to announce the launch of Fratello D.M.V and Delaware.  The D.M.V is an abbreviation well known to residents of the DC metro area as DC, Maryland and Virginia.  This blend will be sold exclusively to retailers in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware and manufactured at the La Aurora factory in Dominican[…]

Samuel Dietz

Cigar News: Fratello Cigars Hire Mid-Atlantic Sales Director

Omar de Frias continues to grow his Fratello Cigars brand both nationally and internationally. The company has announced the hiring of  Samuel Dietz, as the new Director of Sales for the Mid-Atlantic for Fratello Cigars.  In the company’s press release, Omar states: “Sam is an energetic and engaging young leader. With his background and sales acumen we[…]

Cigar News: Omar de Frias and Fratello Cigars Head to Norway

Fratello Cigars announced today, they have secured the company’s newest distribution partner, Nordic Cigars. Founded in 2017, Nordic Cigars is headquartered in Sandnes, Norway, the 5th largest city in the country. It is no surprise that de Frias, one of the tallest men in the cigar business with a Nordic first name, chose a Norwegian[…]

Celebrando 30 anios

Fratello Cigars Celebrates Leesburg Cigar and Pipe 30th Anniversary With Fratello Oro Churchill Exclusive

In celebration of the Leesburg Cigar and Pipe 30th anniversary, Omar de Frias announced today that Fratello Cigars has created an exclusive cigar for the shop. The 6 ¼ x 47 Fratello Oro Churchill, named Celebrando 30 Anos, will have an initial run of 3,000 consisting of 150 boxes of 20. The MSRP has been[…]

Fratello Navetta Inverso

Fratello Cigars to Launch Navetta Inverso at the 2018 IPCPR

Coming off a rocking 2017 IPCPR, Omar de Frias  and his Fratello Cigar Company is set to launch their latest creation, the Navetta Inverso at this years International Premium Cigar and Pipe (IPCPR) Association Trade Show starting July 14, 2018. You may be familiar with the original Fratello Navetta that was launched last year at the[…]

Fratello Cigars Announces New Director of Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRATELLO CIGARS HIRES DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS   Springfield, VA (June 14, 2018) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce the hiring of Shannon Strang as the new Director of Operations for Fratello Cigars.  The Pittsburgh native comes to Fratello with a wealth of experience in accounting, business development, logistics and customer[…]

Fratello Cigars Announces German Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, VA (March 27, 2018) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Cigars newest distribution partner in Germany Klaus Kleinlagel.  The Kleinlagel family has been in the cigar industry since 1916 and headquartered in Bruchsal Germany since 1946. “We are very excited to be partnering with Klaus & Martina Kleinlagel. […]

Fratello oro

Fratello Oro Cigar Review – A pleasant Connecticut offering.

Introduced in 2016, the Fratello Oro was the cigar that completed the Fratello Cigars portfolio. Described as a Mild to Medium smoke it filled a void in the lineup. Now with its availability, Fratello Cigars has a complete line of cigars to fit the varied palates of the cigar market.  The name Oro translates to[…]

Cigar Industry Talks about FDA Rules

During the 2017 IPCPR I took some time with numerous brand owners to talk about their blends and business in general. One of the questions I asked, was how are they handling the FDA regulations on the cigar industry. It is just about a year (August 8, 2016) since the FDA clamped down on our[…]

Omar de Frias Takes Flight with the Fratello Navetta

Omar de Frias has made quite a name for himself these past few years in the cigar industry. Frias has an interesting story to tell. His original dream was to be a professional basketball player, yea he is like a 6′ 9″ Dominican, but his basketball dreams were grounded after a knee injury. He then[…]


Media Contact: Omar de Frias 202-679-1129 Email Address: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRATELLO CIGARS ANNOUNCES NEW BLEND “FRATELLO ORO” Springfield, VA (July 12, 2016) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce his third blend after Fratello was introduced in 2013 and Fratello Bianco in 2015. Fratello Oro is the company’s first time working with[…]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE FRATELLO BOXER SERIES IS BACK Springfield, VA (May 25, 2016) – After its debut November 2015, The Fratello Boxer Series is back for father’s day.  The Boxer Series will be limited in production and manufactured at Joya de Nicaragua. “Our success with the Boxer Series prompted us to release it for[…]


Omar de Frias is proud to announce the company’s latest blend, the Bianco Boxer.  The Bianco Boxer will be soft launched at 10 locations nationwide before making its official debut at this year’s IPCPR show in Las Vegas.  “Similar to the Fratello Boxer, we modified the filler blend in the Bianco Boxer to highlight a[…]