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Matilde’s story is one of family, heritage, and new beginnings. One of the first tobacco companies in the Dominican Republic, they began in Santiago de los Caballeros in 1876. Unfortunately, this initial iteration was brief, closing their doors in the early 1900’s. Though Matilde was no more, the legacy endured.

 

To tell the story of Matilde’s rebirth, we need to know the story of José Seijas that led to a reemergence of his own. 

 

Seijas began his venture into the cigar industry in 1974 with Consolidated Cigar Corporation. This introduction into the intricacies of cigar production lit a flame that would endure even after his retirement in 2011. Throughout his career, Seijas held several high-ranking positions in the field, facilitating the massive production of cigars for many revered brands. 

 

Not long after his retirement, Seijas resolved to return to the industry, but things would be different. In contrast to the large-scale undertakings of his earlier roles, he longed for something more personal. 

 

With steadfast pride in his Dominican roots, Seijas revived Matilde with his two sons Enrique and Ricardo.

 

“Making the best cigar in the world is what drives me,” says Seijas.”Matilde is how I pay homage to my country.” 

 

The aptly named Matilde Renacer (rebirth) was the first blend to hit the shelves. After roughly a century-long lacuna, Matildes were back with a fantastic blend, scoring a 92 and receiving accolades from Cigar Aficionados as one of the best cigars of 2014. 

 

Although Matildes are popular with cigar smokers worldwide, the production volume is far more modest than what Seijas oversaw before his retirement. This has granted him the intimacy with the work that he craved—allowing the utmost attention to the finer details in cigar manufacturing, assuring that Matilde Cigars are made by the most talented artisans with the highest quality ingredients. 

 

“Our tabaqueros are cigar smokers, this way they have knowledge of use of the product,” says Seijas. “The knowledge is an important part of quality control.” 

 

Matilde’s values haven’t changed since their reconception, but the number of options sure have. Check out our selection of top quality Matilde Cigars and find the one that’s right for you. 

 

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  • Matilde Serena Grande Cigar Matilde Serena Grande Cigar Box Matilde Serena Grande Cigar Single

    Matilde Serena Grande Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Serena Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador Size: 6 x 60 Shape: Grande Strength: Medium Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $8.99 - $161.80
  • Matilde Serena Robusto Cigar Matilde Serena Robusto Cigar Box Matilde Serena Robusto Cigar Single

    Matilde Serena Robusto Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Serena  Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador  Size: 5 1/4 x 54 Shape: Robusto Strength: Medium  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $7.99 - $143.82
  • Matilde Serena Corona Cigar Matilde Serena Corona Cigar Box Matilde Serena Corona Cigar Single

    Matilde Serena Corona Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Serena Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Connecticut Ecuador Size: 5 1/2 x 44 Shape: Corona Strength: Medium Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $7.20 - $129.60
  • Matilde Oscura Corona Cigar Matilde Oscura Corona Cigar Box Matilde Oscura Corona Cigar Single

    Matilde Oscura Corona Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Oscura Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Mexican Size: 5 1/2 x 44 Shape: Corona Strength: Full  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $7.99 - $143.82
  • Matilde Oscura Grande Cigar Matilde Oscura Grande Cigar Box Matilde Oscura Grande Cigar Single

    Matilde Oscura Grande Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Oscura Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Mexican Size: 6 x 60 Shape: Grande Strength: Full Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $9.60 - $172.80
  • Matilde Oscura Robusto Cigar Matilde Oscura Robusto Cigar Box Matilde Oscura Robusto Cigar Single

    Matilde Oscura Robusto Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Oscura Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Mexican Size: 5 1/4 x 54 Shape: Robusto Strength: Full  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $8.50 - $153.00
  • Matilde Oscura Toro Bravo Cigar Matilde Oscura Toro Bravo Cigar Box Matilde Oscura Toro Bravo Cigar Single

    Matilde Oscura Toro Bravo Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Oscura Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Mexican Size: 6 1/2 x 54 Shape: Toro Bravo Strength: Full Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $8.99 - $161.80
  • Matilde Renacer Toro Bravo Cigar Matilde Renacer Toro Bravo Cigar Box Matilde Renacer Toro Bravo Cigar Single

    Matilde Renacer Toro Bravo Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Renacer Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Ecuadorian  Size: 6 1/2 x 54 Shape: Toro Bravo Strength: Medium  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $8.99 - $161.80
  • Matilde Renacer Grande Cigar Matilde Renacer Grande Cigar Box Matilde Renacer Grande Cigar Single

    Matilde Renacer Grande Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Renacer Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Ecuadorian  Size: 6 x 60 Shape: Grande Strength: Medium  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $9.60 - $172.80
  • Matilde Renacer Robusto Cigar Matilde Renacer Robusto Cigar Box Matilde Renacer Robusto Cigar Single

    Matilde Renacer Robusto Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Renacer Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Ecuadorian  Size: 5 1/4 x 54 Shape: Robusto Strength: Medium  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $8.50 - $153.00
  • Matilde Renacer Corona Cigar Matilde Renacer Corona Cigar Box Matilde Renacer Corona Cigar Single

    Matilde Renacer Corona Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Renacer Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Ecuadorian  Size: 5 1/2 x 44 Shape: Corona Strength: Medium  Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $7.99 - $143.82
  • Matilde Quadrata Toro Bravo Cigar Matilde Quadrata Toro Bravo Cigar Single Matilde Quadrata Toro Bravo Cigar Box

    Matilde Quadrata Toro Bravo Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Quadrata Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Ecuadorian  Size: 6 x 52 Shape: Toro Bravo Strength: Full Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $9.60 - $172.80
  • Matilde Quadrata Torpedo Cigar Matilde Quadrata Torpedo Cigar Box Matilde Quadrata Torpedo Cigar Single

    Matilde Quadrata Torpedo Cigar

    Brand: Matilde Model: Quadrata Origin: Dominican Republic  Wrapper: Ecuadorian  Size: 6 x 52 Shape: Torpedo Strength: Full Flavor: No Amount:  1 Stick  5 Sticks  20 (Box)  

    $9.60 - $172.80
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