History of Tobacco
Originated in the Andean highlands and spread throughout the continent reaching the Caribbean between 2500 and 3000 years before Christ.
In 1492, Rodrigo de Jerez and Luis de la Torre, 2 fellow mates from Cristóbal Colon were the first Westerners who saw the Indians smoking tobacco. Throughout the American continent, the Indians consumed tobacco for both ritual and therapeutic purposes. They rolled it up in the form of cigar, wrapped it in leaves of corn as a cigarette or smoked it in a pipe.
The first cultivations of tobacco were made by the Spanishes at the beginning of the XVI century, acquiring their cultivation a fast development that took it in less than a century of the lands of America until Europe and later to the other continents.
At the beginning of the XVI century the first industries of tobacco manufacturing were established in the city of Seville, the first of all Europe, later opened more in Bilbao, Santander and Madrid among others, becoming a great monopoly, because the plant came exclusively of their colonies; This monopoly lasted approximately 100 years.
Europeans began to incorporate it into their customs until the XVII century, following the “cure” that succeeded Jean Nicot (for him, the name of nicotine) migraines of Catherine de Medicis, wife of King Henry of France. At that time the tobacco was called holy grass or grass for all suffer because it was recommended almost indiscriminately for all kind of suffering.
History of Tobacco in México
Mexican Indians attributed medicinal properties and used it in their ceremonies, specially Huitzilopochtli because they believed that the smoke was pleasing to the gods. With the European conquest, the tobacco begins to lose its cultural and ritual meaning and starts to have a day-to-day use.
As part of the Bourbon reforms in 1764 the crown defined areas for cultivation and canceled any possibility of growing out of them. In this way managed to impose conditions for their planting and set prices of tobacco. Due to the success obtained decided to extend the monopoly towards the manufacture of cigars and cigarettes and their commercialization, which prohibited any person or workshop to make and sell and was only sold in authorized establishments.
From 1793 to 1807, the Real Fabrica de Puros y Cigarros de México is built, which is the “Jose Vasconcelos” library. They were also created in Puebla, Orizaba, Querétaro, Valladolid de Michoacán (actually Morelia) Guadalajara and Oaxaca.
These factories had more than thousand people working where they emphasize the teacher, the fan, the officer and the apprentice. The Real Fabrica de Puros y Cigarros de México was only 8 years operating and in times of Independence it became in headquarters and jail.
History of tobacco in Querétaro and
the Real Factory of Tobacco
One of the main activities in Querétaro on the XVIII century was the wool production, which was worth to the state to be the number one producer in the New Spain, having as workers thousands of people from Querétaro. At the same time another industry grew and became one of the main producer and distributor: the tobacco company.
In 1779 the Royal Tobacco Factory of San Fernando is built, it is said that it began in the municipality of Jalpan and with the growth and monopoly of tobacco, increased its production and distribution, changing its place to the city of Querétaro in the street of Ezequiel Montes.
The Royal Tobacco Factory became the second most important factory in New Spain, distributing to the municipalities of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Monterrey and Tamaulipas, offering from 1500 to 3000 jobs to men and women from Queretaro, being women the majority for being fulfilled, dedicated and responsible; it was the first factory to create a daycare for the children of the workers.
After independence, there were three economic pillars in the state: agriculture and cattle rasing, textile manufacturing and tobacco, although by the abolition of monopolies in the year 1832, the industry did not survive so it disappeared one of the three pillars of our state.
The Cházaro Family and the Real Factory of Tobacco
The Chazaro’s is a family that for 30 years are lovers of tobacco and their vision has always been to create more than a cigar a unique experience creating Black Chazaro.
Knowing the importance the tobacco industry once had in the state, four entrepreneurs from Queretaro constitute the Real Fábrica de Tabaco, SA de CV located in the municipality of Ezequiel Montes, creating cigars of excellent quality and therefore take back the history that was once a fundamental piece in Querétaro.
Our cigars are made with the best black tobacco from San Andres de Tuxtla, Veracrúz and made 100% in a traditional way, made on a table with a wooden base and by the hand of expert teachers who have a secret touch to create an excellent cigar with a great flavor and exquisite scent. To smoke a cigar from Real Fábrica de Tabaco, SA de CV is equivalent to 6 years of development from cultivation until its elaboration.
Cigar, a gift from Mexico to the world
Black Chazaro is an exceptional cigar, made entirely by hand with a traditional method of more than a century and a half and is forged in its totality of black tobacco from San Andres, Tuxtla, Mexico.
The cigar is made up of three parts
- The filler: is the content or “the filler” of the cigar.
- Binder: it`s the casing of the filler.
- Wrapper: It is the outermost leaf of the pure; the frontage, presentation of the habano and the most important is what gives the flavor.
THE HIGHEST RESPECT FOR TRADITION
Specially selected tobacco elected by our master and experienced rollers to have the perfect balance in the time that you live the experience of a Black Cházaro.
Our great and very important Binder is complemented by an exquisite rum to provide your cigar the best company to our great filler and adds an amazing flavor to the Black Cházaro.
From 2009 is aged for 5 years and fermented with black coffee, rum and some other high quality things, so your cigar can have an exceptional combustion and make you have a great experience.
How Black Chazaro is done?
Its excellent maturation gives this cigar an exceptional combustion and a memorable flavor.
To control its perfect structure, the cigar is rolled only by a master fan with more than 30 years of experience.
From the alchemy behind this legacy emerges the particular and inimitable personality of Black Chazaro.
Come to Visit Us!
MEET THE ONLY
TOBACCO FACTORY IN QUERÉTARO.
MORE THAN A CIGAR,
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.
From all the tobacco presentations, the cigar is the most pleasant one; A gift from Mexico to the world, with our craft and traditional method we give you the experience of a Black Chazaro cigar.
Enjoy the aroma
Enjoy the smell and the texture of tobacco 100% Mexican.
Know the secrets and the traditional method to make handmade cigars.
Create your cigar
Live the full experience creating your own cigar and smoke with us.
Visit our factory!
Carretera Federal 120 San Juan del Rio-Xilitla Km 42 Col. Barrio los Pérez, Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro de Arteaga, C.P. 76686
Phone: (442) 236-9192
WHERE TO BUY?
La Nacional (Quéretaro)
Lieb Stores (CDMX Polanco, Santa Fe, Perisur, C.C. Satélite)
Julio Verne 42 (CDMX Polanco, Privado)
City Market (CDMX Coming soon)
Sanborns – Coming soon
Cancun DutyFree Airport – Coming soon
Cigar Envi (Katy, Texas) Boutique de tabaco Stogies World Class Cigar (Houston Texas)
COUNTRIES IN WHICH IT IS SOLD:
Alemania / Rumania / Croacia / Hungría / Bulgaria / Holanda / Serbia / Polonia / Mexico / USA
LA NACIONAL ULTRAMARINOS
Blvd. Bernardo Quintana 23, Pathe, 76020 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro, Tel: +52 01 (442) 213 0226, www.lanacional21.com