José l. piedra is a particularly noteworthy habanos because it is made from leaf grown exclusively in the vuelta arriba tobacco-growing region.
The piedra family came to cuba in the 1880s from the spanish province of asturias. they settled near the town of santa clara, which lies at the heart of the vuelta arriba region where tobacco has been grown since the 16th century, and started to make cigars.The second generation led by josé lamadrid piedra founded and developed the brand whose name we know today.
All six of the josé l. piedra sizes are made using the traditional ‘totalmente a mano, tripa corta’ - totally hand made, short filler technique. Jose l. piedra is a popular brand for domestic consumption in cuba. apart from the original six smaller jose l. piedra cigars which are machine-made, this jose l. piedra brand started producing a new full range of hand-made sizes (which have recently become unavailable). made in the regional factory in santa clara, cuba, this jose l. piedra brand continues to have very competitive pricing. jose l. piedra brand cigars are considered to have a mild-to-medium body with strong flavours.