Antico Sigaro Nostrano del Brenta 1763
For manufacturing our cigar we use only a particular type of Tobacco called “Nostrano del Brenta” cultivated only in Veneto Region since 1550.
Historical documents records first tobacco growing in the 16th century in monastery in Campese in Bassano del Grappa.
In the latest 16th century first cigars are produced Between the 17th and 20th century the production of Tobacco Nostrano cigars is so important that it represents the main source and sometimes, the only one of maintenance of the Canal di Brenta community.
Only in 1763, after quite two centuries of struggles, the Republic of Venice gives to the farmers the privilege to cultivate tobacco, but the Nostrano cigar is already known and appreciated by venetian nobleman.
In the following centuries cultivation is forbidden at first by Venice, than, by Vienna and at last by the italian reign for “fiscal” reasons: the Sigaro Nostrano didn’t exist officially but everyone smoked it in Veneto, thanks to a net of smugglers going from Bassano to the farthest corners in the country.
At the beginning of the 20th century Consorzio Tabacchicoltori Montegrappa decided to protect tobacco growing, reviving knowledge and traditions, and renewing tobacco Nostrano del Brenta.