ABOUT US

After working for 12 years at NASA and managing a 5 billion dollar science budget, Omar de Frias walked away from a $200,000 a year job to follow his passion for cigars.

From inception, Fratello Cigars has earned 90+ ratings in all major US publications and has been featured in over 30 publications including The Washington Post, Tobacconist Magazine, Cigar Aficionado and CigarSnob.

MANUFACTURING PARTNERS

We are always looking to produce great quality cigars year after year. That’s why we work with two of the most renown tobacco factories in Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.

Joya de Nicaragua, was established in 1968, is the first premium handmade cigar manufacturer in Nicaragua. They are in the city of Estelí, in what has come to be known as the tobacco capital of the world.

La Aurora, was founded on October 3rd, 1903 and today is the leading cigar factory in the national Dominican market, with successful brands that are sold in more than sixty countries all around the world.

OMAR DE FRIAS

OWNER
After working at NASA for 12 years and managing a 5 billion dollar budget, Omar de Frias walked away from a $200,000 a year job to follow his passion for cigars. Since 2013 Fratello Cigars has earned 90+ ratings in all major US publications and featured in over 30 publications including The Washington Post, Tobacconist Magazine and Cigar Aficionado. Omar loves dancing salsa, grilling and playing basketball. @fratellocigars

MARIELA MATOS

BRAND MARKETING DIRECTOR
With over 12 years of experience in Marketing across Europe and the United States. Mariela was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and lived in Madrid Spain for 10 years. Mariela joins the Fratello family June 2015 immediately adding value to the growing brand. Mariela loves to rescue animals, traveling, enjoy good food and drinking wine with her friends and family. @fratellomarie

DENIS RAMOS

Social Media Manager
A marketing professional and college professor with 14+ years of experience; Denis, feels right at home working the digital scene, having previous experience with Amazon and eBay stores, blogs, websites and social media.  He joined Fratello Cigars in late 2020 with the mission to help keep the Fratello Brand growing.