La Aurora Cigars

La Aurora Cigars from Dominican Republic

In 1903 18 year-olded Eduardo León Jimenes founded La Aurora cigar factory in Don Pedro, Guazumal community in the province of Santiago de los Caballeros.

The dream of creating a handmade cigar brand with global dimension begins.

In 1963 is a key year for La Aurora. The factory moves to a new headquarters in Villa Progreso, where they start producing cigarettes, but it is the date that cigar exports to the world resumes. The founder’s dream start to take shape again. This renewed impetus was conducted uniting the efforts of the family, with Eduardo León Asensio in charge of the company, the knowledge of Fernando León Asensio in the line of growing and harvesting tobacco and with younger brothers, Guillermo and José, assuming responsibilities in the family company.