Steeped in rich Cuban tobacco farming traditions, special emphasis was placed on the specially selected tobaccos for the Dona Lydia. A rich blend of Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Honduran fillers are married together to lend a complex yet balanced smoke. A grade of Connecticut Broadleaf usually reserved for wrapper is used for the binder to harmonize the blend and impart deep sweetness. An aged and slow fermented seventh priming Ecuador Sumatra wrapper known for both its spicy undertones and dark chocolate bouquet swathes the Dona Lydia and represents the apex of the Oliva's growing expertise. And finally, each cigar is crafted in Nicaragua by the Nicaragua American Cigars S.A. Factory where John Oliva placed paramount importance on producing a cigar unparalleled flavor and as beautiful to behold as Mr. Oliva's wife- the Dona Lydia on the box.