There’s a newcomer in the premium cigar space—El Mago Cigars—launched by Nick Fusco as a tribute to his grandparents and their untimely passing in 2021.
Gonzalo and Maria Torre were among the 98 victims claimed during the sudden collapse of Surfside’s Champlain Towers condominium last June. Two months after the disaster, Nick made the decision to honor his grandparents’ legacy with El Mago Cigars, making him—according to the company—the “youngest cigar owner” in the industry.
El Mago’s cigars are rolled in Estelí, Nicaragua, with a current total of five cigars designed to keep Nick’s grandparents’ memory in mind. This is evidenced through their vibrant coloring, naming (such as ‘Pepe,’ how he referred to his grandfather), and a Cuban-seed blending style.
There are five cigars currently available, with flavor profiles ranging from mild to full:
Miami Art Deco
Ecuadorian Habano wrapper | Mild-Medium | $12
San Andrés wrapper | Medium-Strong | $15
Connecticut wrapper | Mild | $13
Two-Tone San Andrés wrapper | Medium | $12
Cuban-seed Maduro wrapper | Strong | $12
Currently, El Mago Cigars are available through 25 retailers throughout Miami, as well as through the company’s own online storefront: elmagocigars.com.