Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Navetta, debuting at the 2017 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers in Las Vegas. Navetta means “shuttle” in Italian and is a dream project de Frias envisioned while at NASA.
“Blending Fratello Naveta was special because I wanted to translate the ultimate celebration our men and women of the space program felt after a successful mission,” de Frias said. “After being part of over 21 missions nothing beats the feeling of getting our astronauts home safe to their families.”
“Colleagues of mine would get together and smoke a very special cigar to commemorate the occasion. This very special blend carries the ultimate feeling of innovation, duty, honor and success,” de Frias said.
The Navetta is blended with an Ecuador oscuro wrapper, and will be featured in four vitolas.
- Robusto Discovery (5 x 50)
- Toro Endeavor (6 ¼ x 54)
- Gordo Enterprise (6 x 60)
- The Boxer Atlantis (6 ¼ x 52)
Fratello Navetta is manufactured at Joya de Nicaragua and will be available for shipment in September.
De Frias worked at NASA for 12 years prior to focusing full time on Fratello.