Illusione is a small boutique brand that was ranked as the number 7 cigar of the year in Cigar Aficionado's top 25 for 2007.
The concept behind Illusione Cigars was to re-create a specific taste profile from years past. Before the Sandinistas took over Nicaragua in 1979, Nicaragua was growing some of the best tobaccos in the world. The cigars made from these prized fields in the Jalapa Valley and Esteli region were strong, bold and clean. After years of neglect, these old Somoza fields have been re-cultiviated by the legendary master grower Arcenio Ramos of Cuba. Along with Fernano, Chandito and famed Cuban agronomist Jacinto, Arsenio has assembled the varitable “dream team” of tobacco production. They have re-grown these humble acres to yield their fullest potential once again. All Illusione cigars are made from first generation Corojo ’99, Criollo ’98 seeds, wrapped with a grade one Café Colorado wrapper, and finished with a traditional triple cap in the premier Raices Cubanas factory. Illusione cigars deliver a taste and a quality of smoke rarely found in today’s market. All of Illusione cigars are made in small-batch quantities to maintain quality and consistency.
I love these cigars. I like knowing that I will get the same taste every time.
on Dec 12, 2013
I love this cigar. It is a great smoke, the draw is always good and the flavor is full and not harsh. This is the only cigar I am ordering now.
on Apr 23, 2015
Corojo & Criollo are my favorite tobaccos and this is exemplary of how good those tobaccos can be. This is smooth and full of flavor with peppery, creamy, leathery goodness. I smoke them until my lips burn & they still taste great down to the last possible draw. Sometimes I question why I bother trying new blends when I know I cannot lose with the always consistent Illusione. The No 2 Belicoso is probably my favorite.
on Aug 28, 2015
Full of flavor, great construction and keeps my interest.
on May 16, 2017
Illusione #2 Belicoso is rated
5 out of
5 based on
4 customer ratings.