In 1996 the Fuentes and Newmans created the Cigar Family to showcase the tradition, heritage and passion of two of the world's most famous cigar families. The legendary Fuente family, led by Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Carlos Fuente, Jr., are renowned for hand making the world's finest cigars since 1912. For nearly a century, the Fuente family has had an unwavering dedication and passion for quality and craftsmanship. Founded in 1896, the J.C.Newman Cigar Co. is America's oldest family-owned premium cigar maker. A steadfast commitment to quality and a passion for innovation has made the Newman family one of the world's most successful and respected cigar makers for 115 years.