The Criolla seed is rich in the history of cigar making. Originating in Cuba, 'Criollo' simply means 'native seed'. Throughout Cuban cigar making, every spliced or hybrid seed maintained a base of the rich and sweet Criollo. CAO complements the Criollo '98 wrapper, grown in Nicaragua, with the finest Cuban seed Nicaraguan tobaccos. The CAO Criollo is a marriage of Cuba and Nicaragua, with a flavor reminiscent of a bygone era and representing the beginning of a new one.