Oliva cigars are a premium brand of cigars that were first created in the mid-19th century by Melanio Oliva. Oliva was a farmer in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, and is believed to have started growing tobacco on his family farm in the 1860s. Over time, he developed a reputation for producing high-quality tobacco, and in 1886 he founded the Oliva Tobacco Company to produce cigars using his tobacco.
In the early years of the company, Oliva focused on producing cigars for the Cuban market, using traditional Cuban techniques and high-quality tobacco leaves. However, the company faced challenges in the 20th century, including the Cuban revolution and the US trade embargo on Cuba. In the 1990s, the company was forced to move its operations to Nicaragua, where it continued to produce cigars using the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
Today, Oliva cigars are widely regarded as some of the finest cigars on the market, and the brand has expanded to include a wide range of sizes and blends. The company continues to be family-owned and operated, and is committed to using traditional techniques and high-quality tobacco to produce cigars that are known for their exceptional flavor and smoothness.