In the 1980s, Philipp Schuster started his journeys to Brazil, Cuba and later on to Nicaragua, Honduras and so on. One of the first people he met in Central America was, besides Nestor Plasencia, Carlos Toraño. In 1998, Toraño started producing the first longfillers for the Schuster Company under the brand name Casa de Torres. At this time, someone, called Esteban Disla, was working in the Toraño factory and was already involved in the Casa de Torres project. Today, Disla is the partner of Skip Martin in Nicaragua and leads the production of the RoMa Craft cigars in their factory Nica Sueño in Esteli. The connection between Schustercigars and RoMa Craft Tobac started a few years ago, when Philipps daughter Annemarie lived a few month in Nicaragua and met Skip Martin. Schuster then started importing the RoMa Craft cigars to Europe.
So it is not a coincidence, that RoMa Craft produced the limited edition for the 20th anniversary of Casa de Torres for 2018. True to the motto ‘back to the roots’ , Disla worked again on a Casa de Torres project, just 20 years later. (Text by Annemarie Schuster)