The story of Arturo Fuente and his namesake cigar brand is the subject of an upcoming coffee table book, Arturo Fuente: Since 1912, featuring lavish illustrations and photos and biographical text from cigar industry author Aaron Sigmond.
The book tells the story of Fuente, with a forward penning by actor-director Andy García and an afterword from Ciro Cascella, the executive president of Tabacalera A. Fuente.
This hand-bound book, finished with authentic hand-tipped cigar bands and presented in a handcrafted clamshell box, will be published by New York-based Assouline, which has published over 1,700 luxury-oriented books, from tomes on Barbie and Dior to high end travel books on destinations from Miami to Gstaad, Germany.
Arturo Fuente: Since 1912 chronicles and celebrates the accomplishments of the past three generations of the Fuente family and its cigars, beginning with Don Arturo Fuentes’ pursuit of the American dream that wove the family into a cigar industry beacon, with a carrying of the torch that includes help from his son, Don Carlos Fuente Sr., grandson, Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr., and his sister, Don Arturo’s granddaughter, Cynthia Fuente.
Sigmond is an internationally recognized authority on cigars and founding editor of Smoke magazine and The Cigar Report. He has been contributing cigar editor for Playboy magazine, and the author of Playboy: The Book of Cigars. Sigmond’s previous books for Assouline include Bulova: A History of Firsts (2018), The Impossible Collection of Cigars (2019), and Accutron: From the Space Age to the Digital Age (2020).
The book is scheduled for an international release in November.