The “Matilde” cigar brand has its roots in the 19th century when it was founded by Simeon Mencia in 1876 in Santiago de Los Caballeros, in the Dominican Republic. When he died, his children took over the family business which stopped its activities in 1910. Today, this brand was taken over by Jose Seijas whose passion for cigars began in 1974, when he was hired by Tabacalera Garcia in position of head of the quality control, tobacco preparation and manufacturing departments. A few years later, he became its General Manager. He worked his knowledge to become the master blender in 1984. Position that he kept until his retirement in 2011. It was he who signed some of the most popular cigars such as Montecristo, Romeo & Julieta, Vega Fina, H. Upmann, Onyx, Trinidad and many others.
Inevitably, a year after his retirement, he decided to return to the industry but this time on a much smaller scale with his children Enrique and Ricardo. This allows him to push his ideas further in the regularity of production, perfect the mixes and finally to use the best tobacco available on the market.
In order to pay tribute to the Dominican Republic, Jose decided to revive the Matilde brand in 2014.
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexico San Andrea
Liner: Sumatra variety Ecuador
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and USA