Black Label Trading Company acquires Emilio Cigars, a company founded in 2011. With the merger, the entire Emilio Cigars portfolio will be produced at the Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua (owned by BLTC).
The lines Cavatina, LJZ, Papa Joe, Grimalkin are already produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra. During the course of 2019 AF1, AF2 and later also Suave will move to the same factory.
Scott Zucca, owner of Emilio Cigars, will continue distributing both Black Label Trading Company and Emilio Cigars through the company LJ Zucca. LJ Zucca distributes tobacco and other products since 1947.