Before the Revolution, there was a small brand named San Cristobal de la Habana, which produced cigars until the time of the Revolution. It is completely unrelated to this new brand.
Officially launched in Havana on 20th November 1999. Named after the original name of Havana back in the 16th Century. This is a completely new brand and is not a resurrection of the pre-Revolution brand with the same name.
Two new vitolas are made especially for this new brand: Paco and Gorgitos. There are four models, all named after a fort that defended the city in the old Spanish colonial days.