The Amazing Story Behind Arturo Fuente Opus X Oxo Oro Oscuro

The Amazing Story Behind Arturo Fuente Opus X Oxo Oro Oscuro

Posted by Ana Cuenca on Feb 12, 2023


El Grito de Carlito

Deep in the country of the Dominican Republic lies a picturesque and verdant farm belonging to the Fuente Family - The Chateau de la Fuente. This idyllic piece of land was honored with its namesake, Chateau Fuente Cigars Series, an emblem of Arturo's passion for fine cigar-making. Every leaf handpicked from this space brings together all that makes up the soul of Fuente cigars: excellence, the work, love of country, and tradition. The place where the Arturo Fuentes Opus X were born!


Carlito Fuente Jr in front of Chateau Fuente.

Blending Techniques - Carlitos The Excellence - Don Carlos Eye of the Shark

The Fuente Opus X Cigars are highly sought after, especially the Oro Oscuro. In late November 2015, this elite company began distributing its third limited edition release to retailers, a brand new spin on an already legendary cigar – the Fuente Fuente OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro! This remarkable creation is presented in a stunning yellow box with an exclusive wrapper blend that differs from typical OpusX releases. Two well-known Arturo Fuentes Opus X cigars are the Opus X Shark 77 and Opus X Football. The Opus X Football is exclusively available for Charitable Events, and all of these cigars reflect Carlitos' exceptional blending techniques.

Don Carlos Eye of the Shark - A different-shaped cigar

The cigar is named the Don Carlos Eye of the Shark due to its horizontal shape resembling a great white shark. Lighting all four corners of the box-pressed foot will reveal the cigar's traits.


Carlo Fuente Sr. and Carlito Fuente Jr.

Near the end of a significant year for Fuente's limited edition cigars, the cigar was launched shortly after two special Don Carlos 80th birthday releases - the Don Carlos Personal Reserve Robusto and the Don Carlos Private Blend Bull's Eye Back of the Shark. Acquiring an astounding 90+ rating from Cigar Aficionado and becoming named Number 1 Cigar of the Year, this is one smoke you beat you don't want to miss.


Fuente Fuente OXO Oro Oscuro

Fuente followed their prior success with an absolute masterpiece: the OpusX Rosado Oscuro Oro! The cigars were presented in 15 cigar boxes, each containing three of five sizes. These included: the PerfecXion No. 4 (5 1/4 x 42), Robusto (5 1/4 x 50), FuenteSize (5 5/8 x 46), PerfecXion X (6 1/4 x 48), and Reserva D'Chateau(7x48). It was a majestic sight - one you won't want to miss!

This magnificent OpusX cigar stands out from the crowd thanks to some unique features. Its primary and secondary bands are recognizable, but a beautiful gold ribbon decorates its foot this time. Furthermore, connoisseurs of its brand will recognize that this time the wrapper has an especially dark hue - ranging from reddish brown to nearly black in color! This exquisite specimen is certainly one of a kind!

Dominican Republic Rosado Oscuro


Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. Proudly released their Dominican Republic Rosado Oscuro Wrapper, another Fuente Fuente Opus X Cigar! As the latest and greatest product hits store shelves, retailers are astounded as they open box after box in utter awe. There has been little to no promotion, yet word of mouth spreads quickly, making it clear that this new release is special. The first we ever heard of these Oro Oscuro cigars was in a sampler one year ago, and now they come packaged in full size in an elegant yellow box labeled OXO - truly worthy of their namesake!


In instances like this, retailers wonder how it transpires - when cigar enthusiasts and aficionados begin to call their local cigar shops. Every year the "Toy Maker" Carlito Fuente Jr. astounds us with something fresh and remarkable, making products from him one of a kind!


Subsequently, Fuente Fuente Opus X produced a remarkable selection of cigars. The renowned "Blue," or the 20th Anniversary edition of Opus X, is an exceedingly limited release. Another line from OpusX, known in the trade as "The Dubai" or the Green cigar, has become so desirable that cigar fanatics make trips to Dubai just for it!

La Gran Fumada, which is not even available in the U.S., has become incredibly popular, and Cigar Shops are already facing backorders. The hype surrounding this product is real - it's time to get on their Waiting List!

With Fuente's 25th anniversary set to take place next year, I can't help but think of the incredible content, innovations, products and inventions they will share with us. What more content could possibly be in store?

There is only one Fuente and one Opus X; they are both the same when it comes to love, and work, passion, and tradition. But there's an even bigger cause: The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. This foundation and work stands for hope and progress, inspiring us to make a difference in our country and communities!


The Opus X Blue Label is a special 20th Anniversary edition cigar from the highly acclaimed Fuente Fuente Opus X line. It upholds the line's reputation for excellence but is slightly milder than the standard Opus X cigar, featuring a smooth medium-body profile. Any cigar enthusiast who values exceptional smoking experiences will surely appreciate the Opus X Blue Label.

The Arturo Fuente Opus X 20th Anniversary line is a top-quality example of today's finest tobacco. It has a variety of flavors, including cedar, cream, leather, and spice, that combine to create a complex taste. The drawing is smooth, and the construction is flawless. It is a refined and extremely high-quality tobacco that will leave you feeling impressed and captivated.

Don Carlos Eye of the Bull

Have you heard of the Don Carlos Eye of the Bull? It's a new addition to the Eye of the Bull and Don Carlos line from Arturo Fuente. Although you may be familiar with the Eye of the Shark and Taurus, this short, fat cigar is worth checking out. If you're attending the PCA trade show in July, you'll be able to see it on display. The cigar will only be available to traders who attend the convention.

The cigar Eye of the Bull is petite, measuring 3.5 inches long, with a 55-ring gauge. It is made of Dominican wrapped in a Cameroon wrapper and is part of the products in the Eye of the Bull by Don Carlos line manufactured at Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. Factory in the Dominican Republic. The Eye of the Bull is sold in 20-count boxes with an appealing antiqued patina finish.

Eye of the Bull cigars will be shipped to stores after the trade show. However, the projected shipping dates may change. These cigars will be available soon after the trade show. The head of each short Robusto cigar will feature a round circle of dark leaves resembling a bull's eye, hence the choice of the name Eye of the Bull.

Another important release: The Lost City! You might already be familiar with the term 'Opus X'. Despite the hype surrounding it, the Fuente Fuente Opus X is a highly rare and coveted cigar worldwide, which Cuenca Cigars has the exclusive right to sell.

The Opus X Lost City cigar is made using a special type of Dominican tobacco that is grown during the off-season at Chateau de la Fuente. This tobacco is aged for five years before being used to make the cigar. The cigar itself is made with only Dominican tobacco, which includes a blend of long-fillers and dark wrappers.

The Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City cigar is expensive, but is highly regarded for its rich and unique flavor profile, which includes earthy notes with hints of caramel and almond, as well as a distinct cedar scent. It has received a 93 rating and is considered to be a worthwhile investment.

Due to limited availability, customers are restricted to purchasing only one cigar of Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City.


The cigar is Opus X, handmade at the Tabacalera Fuente factory in the Dominican Republic. It's a Dominican puro, which means it's made entirely with tobacco from the Dominican Republic's mineral-rich soils. The cigar has a box-pressed torpedo shape and a wrapper resembling milk chocolate. Its unique flavor profile includes spice, sweetness, vanilla, and floral notes. Customers are limited to purchasing only a set of two cigars due to their size and limited availability, and no exceptions are allowed.