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 14, 2023

Chateau de la Fuente has a spot called El Grito de Carlito. It offers a view of farms, tobacco barns, and the tobacco processing area. The spot got its name when Carlito and his father, Carlos Fuente, were searching for a land to grow tobacco wrappers in the Dominican Republic. They found the spot while walking the fields and Carlito yelled out in excitement because he knew they had found the perfect place. Years later, when I was there, I asked him why he felt Chateau de la Fuente was the right place, and he explained that the sight of palm trees growing on the mountainside reminded him of Cuba's aroma. At that moment he knew he was walking the land of his dreams.


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 the time Arturo fuente's passion for fine cigar-making. Every leaf handpicked from this space brings together all that makes up the soul of the father of cigars: excellence, work, love of country, and tradition. The place where Opus X was born! The first Dominican Puro!


Carlito Fuente in front of Chateau Fuente.


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 opusx oro oscuro or 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. The scent of these cigars while smoking them resembles that of morning fresh ground coffee and baking spices. Two well-known 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.

Rare cigars that have never been sold are only available through charity bids. All of them smokable!


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 beneath.


Portrait of Arturo Fuente a father Carlo Fuente in IL PASTICCIO, Santiago de los Caballeros Restaurant in Dominican Republic

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.

Special Edition Humidors - 2021 Don Carlos The Man And Legend Humidor

The Don Carlos The Man and Legend Humidor is a commemorative item designed to honor the memory of Carlos Fuente, Sr. who passed away in 2016 at the age of 81. The humidor serves as a tribute to his lasting legacy through his company, family, and the renowned cigars they continue to produce.

The Spanish cedar humidor pays tribute to his legacy by offering the unique blend of Don Carlos cigars called The Man. These cigars are made of aged Dominican fillers and use a Dominican leaf wrapper instead of the usual African Cameroon wrapper, giving them a stronger and more intense flavor. The Don Carlos blend received the Cigar of the Year award from Cigar Aficionado in 2017.

Manny Iriarte created the Don Carlos The Man and the Legend Humidor, which can hold 150 cigars and has a secret compartment that can store 14 more cigars. The top of the humidor shows images of the Fuente family in fields, while the center has the Don Carlos band. Don Carlos, the cigar company's founder, was famous for sharing cigars, but he also saved some for himself. To open the humidor, use the included key with tassel.

To access your personal cigar collection, rotate the humidor until you see a small fingerprint in gold of Carlos Fuente, Sr. Press it to reveal a tray where you can store your most prized cigars. Only those whom I believe are deserving, following the example of Don Carlos, have access to my best items.


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), OpusX Oro Oscuro PerfeXcion 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 band and secondary bands are recognizable, but notice that a beautiful gold ribbon band 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 of opulent and 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 world of "Toy Maker" Carlito Fuente. 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 world-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 and high demand, 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 prove they are both the celebration the father and his son the same person when it comes to love, and work, passion, and tradition. But there's room for 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 Opus X line. In the Opus X 20th Anniversary there is one that stands up and is only available three charity events: Opus X Lancero. It upholds the line's reputation for excellence but is slightly milder than the standard Opus X cigar, featuring a smooth medium-body profile and balanced back. Any cigar enthusiast who values exceptional smoking experiences will surely appreciate the Opus X Blue Label.

The 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.

The Fuente family has made the Fuente Fuente OpusX 20th Anniversary cigar in four different sizes. Each size comes in a box of 20 cigars. The four vitola names - Believe, Power of the Dream, Father & Son, and God's Whisper - represent different mottos or themes associated with the Fuente family. The dimensions of each cigar are: Opus X 20th Believe - 5 3/4 x 52, Opus X 20th Power of the Dream - 6 3/8 x 52, Opus X 20th Father and Son - 6 1/4 x 49, and Opus X 20th God's Whisper - 6 1/2 x 56.


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. 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 a wrapper 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 particular shade and type of Dominican tobacco grown during the off-season at Chateau de la Fuente. This tobacco is aged for five years before making the final cigar. The cigar is made with only Dominican tobacco, including a blend of long fillers and light and dark wrappers.

The Fuente opusx king power of Fuente Opus X Lost City cigar is expensive, but it is highly regarded for its rich and unique flavor profile, including earthy notes with hints of notes of caramel and almond and a distinct cedar scent. It has received a 93 rating and is considered a worthwhile investment.

Due to limited availability, customers can only purchase one Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City cigar.

Father and his Son Sampler - A yearly release

Arturo Fuente has released a new edition of the Father and his Son sampler, which is a yearly tradition. This release is a tribute to Father Carlos Fuente and the his son references Carlos Jr. Cigar enthusiasts eagerly anticipate these son sampler releases every year and are curious about what changes will be made each time.

For 2022 Father and His Son sampler release is a box with ten cigars - five different types with two of each. The black Don Carlos box looks like the black Don Carlos Private Reserve. The sampler includes following cigars: Fuente Fuente OpusX Oro Oscuro PerfeXcion X, Fuente Fuente OpusX 20 Year Celebration Father and Son, Casa Cuba Divine Inspiration, Don Carlos Personal Reserve, and Fuente Fuente OpusX King Power. It is a great idea for a Father's Day gift.

Prometheus USA A Charity Collaboration with Fuente

Prometheus International Inc. is releasing a gift set called Opus22 for fans of the Fuente Fuente OpusX cigar. The set includes 22 cigars that are rolled in unique shapes not commonly available. Each cigar is packed in its own individual box or coffin. Created by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., known for producing rare Fuente-made cigars and cigar accessories.

The Opus22 cigar is now available for purchase and the proceeds go to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Fuente and J.C. Newman cigar companies to aid disadvantaged families in the Dominican Republic. In celebration of the project's fifth year, a unique collection of cigar sizes and shapes, some of which have never been released before, is available. These cigars are first time Arturo Fuente released.

The Opus22 collection includes both well-known cigars like the slim Chili Pepper and massive BBMF, as well as five new rare sizes: LFMF, Princessa D, Love Story, El Scorpion, and Taurus the Bull. All 500 boxes of Opus22 have been sold to retailers every year, and it is shipped in the second week of November, according to Prometheus owner Keith Park.


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, caramel, cocoa 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.

Is Opus X worth the money?

Opus X Cigars are pricey due to the high-quality tobacco and limited production involved in making them. These cigars are crafted with utmost care and attention to detail, offering a premium smoking experience. Only a limited number of them are produced each day.

According to the Opus X Taurus the Bull Review, the smoke is strong yet well-balanced and has a range of flavors such as black, red pepper, smoke, and leather in the finish. The overall experience of smoking it was enjoyable, as noted by the reviewer.

As a side note, when acquiring these exquisite high-end cigars, it is crucial to allow them to age gracefully. Many individuals acquire these beauties when available and reserve them for special occasions. We invite you to explore our blog post on the art of Seasoning a Humidor. It is imperative to approach this process diligently if you wish to preserve your investment effectively.

Where is the Arturo Fuente Cigar Club located?

The Arturo Fuente Cigar Club is in the Dominican Republic and owned by Ciro Cascella, the VP of sales for Arturo Fuente Cigars in the Dominican Republic, the father and son of Carlito, the maker of Fuente OpusX cigars. They hold a yearly event called La Gran Fumada, a popular Opus X Fans Club spot. It's a magical place worth visiting.

What is the strongest Opus X?

Opusx X is known for its strong reputation. Still, it's important to note that other Arturo Fuente cigars have a range of mild to intense flavors, like a Dominican Puro. Family, the Opusx blend of X focuses on delivering flavor rather than just strength. It is all about character and taste; that is what Carlitos Jr would say about Opusx Cigars.

What is the rarest Fuente cigar?

The Casa Fuente is one of the rarest of Arturo Fuente's partnership of Cigars, and it can only be purchased at Casa Fuente in Vegas or select Brick and Mortar retailers across the USA, like Cuenca Cigars. Arturo Fuente's partnership with OpusX releases a highly uncommon Opus X Cigar, PJ, an extensive collection of Lanceros only sold at charity events.

Which Fuente cigar is best?

The original Fuente OpusX Blend is loved by some and highly praised by cigar enthusiasts on the internet, as seen in the Fuente Fuente Opus X Reviews. The Belicoso XXX stands out on this line. However, there is a group called The #FuenteRevolution that eagerly anticipates Carlitos's new blends each year, resulting in a diverse collection of Opus X Cigars such as the 20th Anniversary (Blue), Forbidden X, Angel Share, and Oro Oscuro, all made by Arturo Fuente cigars. An exclusive charity line is also released yearly, known as Opus 6. Prometheus USA, or The Opus X Society, sells some cigars with high-quality humidors.

Is Arturo Fuente Cuban or Dominican?

The Fuente Family originally came from Cuba; Don Arturo Fuente was born in Guines Havana, Cuba. In the early 1900s, he moved to Tampa, Florida. His son Carlos Fuente acquired Arturo Fuente Cigars, then later moved to the Dominican Republic, where he began planting tobacco. The line of cigars known as Opus X impressed many because it was a Dominican Puro, something no one thought was possible. The father and his son, Carlos Fuente, Carlito Fuente Jr, and Cynthia Fuente, are of Cuban descent and have a strong Cuban influence, coupled with their love for the Dominican Republic and over 100 years of experience in the industry.